Fruit Tree Establishment and Fruit Tree Pruning

$38.00$96.00

Identify the best locations and varieties for establishing new fruit trees in Canterbury. Learn how to winter prune fruit trees for improved health and fruiting.

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Saturday 14 August 9.00am – 5.00pm

(Rain day Sunday 15 August)


Identify the best locations and varieties for establishing new fruit trees in Canterbury. Learn how to winter prune fruit trees for improved health and fruiting.

Establishing Fruit Trees 9am – 12.30pm

By the end of this hands-on, practical workshop you will be able to confidently choose the ideal trees for your garden outlook and ensure they have the best start. 

Best location  |  Local varieties  |  Identify rootstock and vigour  |  Soil preparation  |  Planting, staking and mulching

  • Picking the right location – sun, frost protection, wind direction, coastal
  • Choosing the right Variety – suitable for Canterbury conditions
  • Root stock selection – size, vigour, disease resistance
  • Soil/bed preparation
  • Planting/Staking/support
  • Mulching
  • Pest and diseases

Pruning Fruit Trees 1.30 -5pm

Not sure where to begin with your pip and stone fruit trees? Come and find out how to tame a neglected tree to ensure it’s longevity and increase production.

Appropriate Tools  |  Tree shapes  |  Why and when to prune  |  Pruning young trees  |  Restoring old trees

  • Why prune? – ventilation, health, fruiting
  • Tools/hygiene – secateurs (anvil vs cross blade), loppers, pruning saw
  •  Time of year – Winter vs Summer
  • 3 D’s
  • Tree shapes – vase, central leader, espalier
  • Pip fruit – tip/spur fruiting, 1st/2nd year wood identification
  • Stone Fruit
  • Pruning Young/newly established trees
  • Restoring old trees

The classes are run by Canterbury Horticultural Society at Avebury House / Richmond Community Gardens

Tel: 366 6937
Email: office@chsgardens.co.nz


Costs

$38: half day members  $45: half day non-members
$76: full day members $90: full day non-members
Includes morning and afternoon tea (participants should bring a packed lunch)

Become a Member of the CHS and receive 15% off all our courses and workshops. Half price membership rates valid from 1 July to 31 December 2021

Additional information

Time

Establishing New Fruit Trees: 9.00am – 12.30pm, Fruit Tree Pruning: 1.30pm – 5.00pm, Full-day workshop 9.00am – 5.00pm

Dates

Saturday 14 August

Venue

Avebury House, Richmond Community Gardens

Price

Members half-day: $38, Members full-day: $76, Non-Members half-day: $45, Non-members full-day: $90, Half-day workshop plus CHS Membership: $58, Full-day workshop plus CHS Membership: $96