Restorative Plum and Green Gage Tree Pruning Course

This workshop is led by Dr Anna Baldwin who has extensive experience in teaching fruit tree pruning. 

There will be an introduction to tree renovation, followed by a demonstration and then a practical session where participants will be able to prune, under supervision, the veteran plum, greengage and cherry plum trees in the orchard.  Some prior experience of pruning is helpful.

Safety equipment and tools will be provided.  Please bring some lunch and a hot drink.

(The workshop does not cover apples and pears, formative or maintenance pruning of young trees or renovation of neglected cordons or espaliers)

Please bring what you would normally prune with, including secateurs and sharpening tool, pruning saw and gloves if possible.  Wear outdoor clothes and strong footwear.  Bring photos of your trees for individual advice.

Tutor: Dr Anna Baldwin is an orchard enthusiast.  She is passionate about saving old traditional orchards and teaching old skills including pruning fruit trees and grafting.  She has learnt the art of how to identify plum varieties

Dates: Friday 6th July 2018

Timing: 10.00-3.00

Venue: Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2LY

NOW fully booked - please email Sarah to be put on the reserve list

Car share may be possible - please email Sarah

Orchard East (funded by Heritage Lottery Fund) have kindly subsidised the course fee

Course Fee



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