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Formative Pruning of Young Fruit Trees

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Etonbury Academy Orchard, Arlesey Road, nr Stotfold, Bedfordshire,

This workshop will concentrate upon formative pruning of young fruit trees. It is suitable for all to attend – no previous experience is required. It may be of particular interest to those caring for newly planted community orchards in need of training and advice. The workshop will take place outdoors. All tools and PPE are provided. Free to attend. Tutor: Colin Carpenter.

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Second Stage Restorative Pruning on Veteran Fruit Trees

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Elizabeth’s Centre, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6EW

A one-day workshop for those with an interest in caring for veteran fruit trees. The emphasis will be on the pruning and care of aged apple trees, typically those of between 50-100 years of age, which have previously received some restorative pruning. The workshop is ideal for anyone who has previously attended a course on restorative pruning (you may want to take it in conjunction with the Restorative Pruning course on 20th January) or for those who have trees which…

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Espalier and Reformative Fruit Tree Pruning

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day workshop is aimed at those who wish to learn how to restore espaliers, which have grown beyond their formal boundaries, concentrating upon reforming the main branch structure. It will also cover reformative pruning of apple trees of 15-40 years of age, which have had minimal pruning in recent years. No previous experience is required. The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. There is a £15 charge for this event, to support Waldringfield Scattered Orchard.…

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Formative Pruning of Young Fruit Trees

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
ActivLives People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Ipswich and Chantry Hall, Ipswich,

Two half-day workshops, running from 10:00am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 3:30pm, concentrating upon the formative and reformative pruning of younger fruit trees which may not have been pruned after planting.  These workshops may be of particular interest to people caring for relatively newly planted community orchards. The workshops will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. Free to attend. Tutor: Bob Lever.     

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Fruit Tree Grafting

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Foxburrow Farm, Saddlemakers Lane, Melton Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1NA

A one-day hands on workshop learning and practicing how to graft fruit trees at the Education Centre at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Foxburrow Farm. No previous grafting experience is required. Upon booking a place you will receive details of what you should bring along with you! Free to attend. Tutor: Paul Read.

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Maintenance Pruning of Mature Fruit Trees

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cressing Temple, CM77 8PD

One-day workshop aimed at those with an interest in pruning mature fruit trees to enhance fruit production. The emphasis of the day will be upon pruning apple trees of around 25 years of age. No previous pruning experience is required. The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. Free to attend. Tutor: Dr. Anna Baldwin.

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Second Stage Restorative Pruning of Mature and Veteran Fruit Trees

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Stowmarket, IP14 2LY

One-day workshop aimed at those with an interest in caring for older fruit trees. Emphasis is upon the pruning and care of trees, of 30 years of age and older, which have already received some restorative pruning. The course is ideal for those who have previously been on a restorative pruning course, or care for trees which have received some restorative pruning over the last 5 years or so.The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. Free…

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Formative and Reformative Pruning of Younger Trees

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tewin Orchard and Hopkyns Wood, Welwyn Garden city, Hertfordshire, AL6 0LZ

A workshop concentrating upon formative and reformative pruning of younger fruit trees which may not have been pruned after planting. Formative pruning of newly planted trees will also be covered. This course may be of particular interest to people caring for relatively newly planted community orchards. The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. Free to attend. Tutor: Dr. Anna Baldwin.

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Fruit Tree Grafting

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Greensand Trust Working Woodland Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, Bedfordshire, MK45 3UZ

A one-day hands on workshop learning and practicing how to graft fruit trees at Greensand Trust’s Working Woodland Centre at Maulden Wood. No previous grafting experience is required. Upon booking a place you will receive details of what you should bring along with you! Free to attend. Tutor: Colin Carpenter.

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Care of Fruit Trees Course

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

Learn how to care for new and established fruit trees and orchards, to ensure health and productivity.  This course complements the course Planning and Planting a Small Orchard. Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9PZ Cost (depending on income): £35-£175 Tutors: Bryn Thomas, Peter May  Visit the website for full details and to book the course.

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Fruit Tree Grafting at Stanmer Park

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

The course encourages participants to develop practical skills in the propagation of fruit trees. Learn the technique of chip budding, using a grafting knife to graft an apple variety onto a rootstock. This method is used to propagate fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum and cherry, for both commercial and garden production and is carried out between late July and the end of August. Background information will be provided on the selection and purchase of rootstocks, collection of propagating…

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Planning & Planting a Small Orchard

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

This course covers the process of initial orchard planning, along with the selection and planting of fruit trees. There will also be discussions and advice on community aspects of the subject matter. 9.30am-5pm Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9PZ Cost: £35-£175 (depending on income) Course tutors: Bryn Thomas, Peter May See website for full details. ***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website: brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses/fruitorchards/plantingorchard

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