Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting
Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting12th August 2017 to 13th August 2017, 10:00 to 12:00 at Earth Trust Centre (8 miles) Two workshops covering both the theory and practice of fruit tree pruning and grafting with expert Andy Howard.
Saturday 12th: Pruning
The session on Saturday will cover pruning topics, including: the history of pruning; why we summer prune and how it maximises your fruit growth; cordons, fans, espaliers, step-overs and how to do them; how a tree grows, root stock sizes and vigour affect pruning; summer vs winter pruning.
Sunday 13th: Grafting
On Sunday, we'll cover grafting: the history of budding; when and how to collect and store scion wood; different types of rootstocks and reasons for selection; different methods of summer budding and their pros and cons; best tools to use; the best methods for sealing the graft; plant aftercare and how to make sure your graft takes. You will take home a grafted tree.
Join us for one or both. Ã?Â£40 per day or Ã?Â£75 for the whole weekend; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).
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