|When:||Back to Calendar July 21, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm||Where:||YWCA Metro Vancouver
535 Hornby St
Vancouver,BC V6C 2E8
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|Contact:||Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Description: Fruit trees are pruned to encourage productive fruiting wood. Properly maintaining your tree will increase both its life expectancy and the quality of fruit produced. In this workshop you will learn how to prune with clear objectives and an understanding of how trees will respond to pruning cuts. We will also explore the following: the structural training of young trees, where to make cuts, the effects of timing of pruning, directing growth, the age of fruiting wood for different fruit types, proper planting techniques, pruning tools, and general tree care recommendations. Students will have the opportunity to practice pruning on the rooftop garden.
Instructor: Laura Ralph has always found solace amongst trees and is continually amazed by the wealth of benefits that they provide. As an ISA Certified Arborist and a tree-hugger, Laura is committed to fostering a better understanding of trees and tree care. She operates Alive & Well Organic Gardening, an ecological gardening company, in Vancouver. Cottonwood Community Garden is home to her small vegetable plot and she is working on expanding her food production endeavours.
To registre: Society Promoting Environmental Conservation