Introduction to Tree Pruning 24/11/18
The workshop is an introduction to winter tree pruning, focusing in particular on the bushes and small to medium sized trees found in a typical garden or allotment plot.
The workshop will be based on the croft, with demonstrations and hands-on tasks using the collection of trees on the site. Pruning is a big topic area and there is the potential to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. The aim of this course is, by focusing on a few general guidelines and on some of the most common fruit/ornamental trees, to leave participants with the confidence to take on some pruning tasks of their own.
- Tour of the croft.
- Pruning tools, their use and how to care for them.
- What pruning is, and why it may be necessary.
- The fundamental dos and don’ts of pruning.
- Formative pruning (young trees/bushes, encouraging growth).
- Mature pruning (established trees/bushes, reigning in growth and encouraging fruit or ornamental display).
Tom, our resident tree expert at Leith Community Crops in Pots
Gillian Rodger, email@example.com
Please bring sensible clothing and footwear for the outdoors, as well as waterproofs depending on the weather.
Basic refreshments will be provided but participants are expected to bring their own lunch.
Leith Community Croft Tree Nursery
£15 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use 20conc upon checkout.
A concessionary rate is available for the following:
- LCCiP Croft members
- Full time students
- Anyone in receipt of the following
- disability allowance
- Carer’s allowance
- Job seekers allowance.
To qualify for a concessionary fee you must be eligible at the time of the course and will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of such.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 3.5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes