Winter Pruning

Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email: info@irishseedsavers.ie




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Winter Pruning in the Orchard - Saturday January 13th - 10am - 4:30pm
Winter Pruning


 
Price:56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)

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This workshop gives a detailed and practical introduction to formative, maintenance, restorative and disease pruning through theory, orchard observations and pruning demonstrations. By the end of the day you will have the skills to make informed pruning decisions on a wide range of trees. To start the morning you are introduced to all the pruning tools needed. Importantly, we then cover some pruning theory to understand fruit trees and, particularly, how they react to pruning a little better. Before lunch you are then given a detailed demonstration of formative pruning for young trees. We restart with a quick walk through our maturing orchards observing a range of fruit trees not only young but also old, strong and weak. Other considerations are also discussed. This is followed by a pruning demonstration on a number of these trees. The day finishes with a discussion on disease pruning, restorative pruning and more. The main tree shapes discussed are open-centre and central leader (a more pyramid style shape). As much of the afternoon will be spent outdoors, weatherproof and extremely warm clothing (particularly warm footwear) is absolutely essential.

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

Bookings & Information
You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

Course prices: €70 per course

10% discount for supporters

Courses are suitable for adults only.
For safety, children under 18 years are not permitted at the workshops.


Lunch & Refreshments
The Seed Savers Café will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Café is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.

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