Sat, Feb 16|
George Perley House
Pruning Fruit Trees (FREE!)
Learn how to tend and prune domesticated and wild trees to maximize arboreal health and fruit production!
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
George Perley House, 8 George Perley Rd, Gray, ME 04039, USA
About the event
Humans have been picking, pruning, planting and burning plants, around the world, for hundreds of thousands of years, to maximize ecological health and biodiversity. Most plants respond well to certain forms of positive human interaction. Rewilding requires us to have the skills to tending the plants we rely on. Build your confidence around pruning fruit trees and explore what it means to be a tree's ally!
Learn the basics of pruning young trees, restoring neglected fruit trees, how to effectively shape growth, and several methods that extend the life of woody plants. You will learn about restoring neglected fruit trees, starting with young trees, what to look for as you shape the tree. We will be pruning four mature apple trees together, and study techniques for other species on-site, including black locust, willow and pear. A delicious, hot vegan soup will be served! Bring gloves, pruning saws, hand pruners, and loppers if you have them. We can provide work gloves, some hand pruners and a few other necessary tools. Dress for occasion. $5-15 suggested donation.
Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.