Fruit Tree Pruning and General Woodland Garden Care

20th January, 2024 | 10:30 - 16:30

Perth Community Farm, Jeanfield Road, Perth, PH1 1PD | £35



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Plenty of practical experience for all on this course!

Learn about the importance of pruning and what tools to use (all hand tools). You'll feel confident to look after your own fruit trees and have a deeper understanding of woodland by the end of the day. We'll be working with a wide range of fruit trees, from an orchard planted three years ago to some mature apples and pears. We'll also go up into the mature woodland on the site and work with some of the elder trees - and we'll have a look at how we've been working with this area to gain more yields and support its natural regeneration. We'll be thinking about how we can work with all the natural layers of woodland - "forest gardening" - and about a world we are only beginning to understand, the world of fungi, mycellia, and mushrooms. And we'll be thinking about just how big a part woodland can play in any truly sustainable way of life.

No experience of gardening or tree care is required. You will need wellies or boots, gloves and if you have secateurs, branch loppers, or a pruning saw please bring them along. Also bring plenty of layers of clothing including a waterproof one.

Organised by Perth Community Farm

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