Want your trees to have the beautiful form as the photo above! Consider attending our pruning workshop!
I love this photo as an example as an ideally shaped dwarf apple tree. This is a prairie sun apple tree I have growing on site here. Results are not always this perfect and some trees have a more "upright tendency" and harder to train, but I hope to provide you with enough knowledge to tackle the task yourself. It's important to provide a good structure and training in the first few years after planting to ensure good long term health and fruit production.
On April 6th and 13th, we will be hosting an onsite workshop and demonstration regarding pruning fruit trees. Hopefully we can also touch on shrubs and grapes at the session as well. They will start at 6 PM and last 1-2hrs as light permits. I will showcase many example trees on site, discuss some of the difference between varieties and general concepts for pruning. My hope is to also provide access to the sessions via Zoom or similar and record them for future use as well (but still figuring out that portion). You can sign up on the website. It's listed as free, but I will be adopting a "pay as you're able" model as I think it's important to share this knowledge with anyone who is interested. Feel free to bring cash to the session or send an email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org as desired.
You can also read about the basics of pruning here at the learning resources section of our website.
It will be held at our location at 2500 Old Hwy 17, Naughton, Ontario.
For those of you who aren't up to tackling the task yourselves, we will be offering on-site pruning services this spring. Fees are $50 for the first 30 minutes (which includes the travel to your site - within a 40km radius of our location), with an additional $20/ 30 minutes after that. We would be willing to travel farther but additional fees will apply. It usually takes about 10-15 mins to prune a young (2-4 year old tree), but can take substantially more for bigger trees. We are unable to provide services for large mature trees and will only be using small hand tools.
Please reach out via email if you would like to schedule pruning services.