Restorative Pruning - Learn How to Prune Mature Fruit Trees

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BD21 2RG

Redcliffe Community Orchard

Keighley

BD21 2RG

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Learn to restore mature apple and pear trees with Alan Thornton.

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Old apple and pear trees need pruning differently to restore them to health and help them fruit plentifully for future decades. Alan Thornton will help you understand the theory and practice of restoring old fruit trees.

If you can, please bring along a sharp pair of secateurs, loppers and a pruning saw. Tools will be provided if you don’t have your own. Remember to dress appropriately for the outdoor weather!

Participants will receive a copy of Chloe Ward's excellent pruning guide "for real people with imperfect trees".

The orchard is accessible from the end of Redcliffe Avenue or Devonshire Street (between #190 & #192). It is a 20 minute walk from Keighley station. Cars can be parked on Devonshire Street.

This is part of a programme of short training courses that you might also be interested in: formative pruning; bench grafting; top grafting; scything; summer pruning & bud grafting.

Covid-19 might mean we have to change the date, but we would be in touch with registered participants at least a week before the scheduled date if that is the case.

This event is part-funded by Bradford Council and free places are available for residents caring for school or community orchards in Bradford District. If that’s not you please register and make a donation online or on the day. Places are limited.

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BD21 2RG

Redcliffe Community Orchard

Keighley

BD21 2RG

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Fruit Works is a social enterprise helping communities in Leeds and Bradford to plant and maintain fruit trees. Our mission is to empower people to grow their own fruit and build resilient local food systems.

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