Have fruit trees? One fact about managing those plants is that they should be pruned each and every year. And, if you are unaware of how that should be accomplished, you’re in luck.
The Stratford Ecological Center is holding a Fruit Tree & Bramble Pruning Class from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on March 30.
According to the Center, “When you plant a fruit tree, you should be as dedicated to giving the tree proper care and pruning, as you are eager to enjoy quality, fresh fruit. It is important to understand the principles of pruning, and to practice them. Don’t be afraid to prune, but prune for a specific purpose. In addition to tree anatomy and the science of pruning woody plants, you will learn to prune to: Develop strong plant structure, provide for light penetration, control plant size (most fruit trees require pruning to control branch spread and tree height), remove damaged wood (some wood injury will occur each year from wind damage, fruit weight, and diseases and insects).”
The class requires advanced registration. The cost is $20 per person, and only 15 spots are available so register early. Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the program date for a full refund.
The Center is also holding a Spring Farm & Nature Guide Training on March 13 and 14. For more information, click here.