Garden Organic Online Webinar: Fruit Pruning Webinar with Sally Cunningham

Date: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 10am until 12.30pm.

Do you have fruit trees or bushes that need pruning but you’re not sure where to start?  Garden Organic’s online webinar is aimed at those who are unsure of the best way to keep their fruit trees pruned and in order.

Sally Cunningham will cover the basics with an introduction on how to prune a range of different tree fruit types, including apple and pear trees as well as some less usual trees such as quince, medlar, and mulberry. This webinar will also look at how to care for vines.  Attendees will also receive some tips on renewal pruning of established trees, how to restore trees that may have been neglected, what diseases you can prune out and those you can’t.

By the end of the webinar, you should know how to look after your fruit trees and will have a better understanding of the difference between fruit & leaf buds, of how trees fruit and why, when & where to prune for different tree shapes, and the outcomes. But most importantly, feel more confident about pruning your fruit trees.

Topics covered:

Basic principles of pruning inc the difference between fruit & leaf buds, how to tell the age of a branch
How trees fruit and why
Rootstocks and how they influence the tree’s fruiting as well as shape and size
When & where to prune for different tree shapes and the outcomes
How to spot disease when pruning fruit: what to prune out and why
The elderly orchard: how to deal with an old, neglected tree
Find out how to sharpen and care for your secateurs and other pruning tools
Skill level: Beginners/Intermediate

Sally Cunningham has spent a lifetime as a professional gardener, with 20 years working for Garden Organic. She has always had a keen interest in all things edible and decorative. Hedges of trained apple trees adorn both her own back garden and allotment.

This webinar will have an informal, relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction. We will also provide a full set of notes and handouts in advance.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.

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