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Fruit Tree Pruning and Care
Saturday 21st January : 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
£20 – £25
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Pruning your apple and pear trees in winter can encourage more growth and create a more productive fruit tree. Without cutting back, trees can become congested and produce less fruit.
Between November and March the trees are dormant and the lack of leaves means you can better see the structure and shape of your tree. You will learn how to maintain established trees, remove dead and diseased wood and reduce crowded growth increasing the vigour of your tree in spring.
The workshop will start with some fruit tree basic knowledge then we will move on to the orchard for some practical skills.
Andrew Lear will be our mentor for the morning sharing his many years of fruit tree expertise.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and be prepared to be outside in all weathers! No experience necessary, suitable for beginners.
The workshop will take place at Ravenscraig Walled Garden, directions will be on the confirmation email.
Full price: £25
Greener Kirkcaldy members/volunteers: £22.50
*Students (full time), Senior Citizens (65+), eligible benefits (Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income based Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit). Proof of eligibility may be requested when booking, or on arrival at event.
If you have any problems booking, or any questions, please phone 01592 858458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is unmarked parking on site. Please note the terrain is mostly flat and the paths are gravel. Venue is outdoors with the exception of the working cabin.
This event will usually take place in the orchard area of our gardens which is not recommended for wheelchairs due to steep access and narrow and uneven pathways, let us know if you would have issues getting the the orchard area as we can adapt the workshop to take place in a more accessible area.