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IN PERSON CLASS: Pruning Apple Trees for Health and Productivity

$20.00

When: Saturday February 10th from 1 to 4 pm

Where: Root Cause Farm - Fairview, NC

Course Description

In this course we will learn about pruning an apple tree through demonstration and hands-on experience at Root Cause Farm in Fairview.  We will discuss factors that influence the health and productivity of an apple tree including soil, water, sunlight and air flow.  The class will include a demonstration of tree pruning and plenty of hands-on practice for participants.  

Course Objectives

  • Observe different approaches to pruning
  • Identify dead and diseased apple wood
  • Identify a water sprout or sucker
  • Practice using all of the senses to engage with a tree
  • Practice cutting branches to promote proper healing around the cut
  • Practice cutting branches to promote flow of air and light through the tree

What to bring

  • Sturdy shoes and work clothing
  • Water bottle and nutritious snacks
  • Sharp loppers, hand saws or hand pruners if you have them (some tools will be available onsite for use during the class)
  • Curiosity and Care

Location and Directions 

Root Cause Farm. 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview NC, 28730.

Instructor Bio

David Hamilton was born into a family and community in Fairview that has stewarded orchards in Fairview for about 100 years.  David’s grandfather considered himself an orchardist and passed on a love of apple trees to his children and grandchildren. In 2020 David returned to the mountains from the Piedmont of NC and began to care for some trees in the family orchard and in the surrounding community.  David is committed to learning about health and how humans can take good care of ourselves and the places we inhabit.

Class proceeds go to benefit Root Cause Farm

Further information and reminders will be sent out via email. 


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When: Saturday February 10th from 1 to 4 pm

Where: Root Cause Farm - Fairview, NC

Course Description

In this course we will learn about pruning an apple tree through demonstration and hands-on experience at Root Cause Farm in Fairview.  We will discuss factors that influence the health and productivity of an apple tree including soil, water, sunlight and air flow.  The class will include a demonstration of tree pruning and plenty of hands-on practice for participants.  

Course Objectives

  • Observe different approaches to pruning
  • Identify dead and diseased apple wood
  • Identify a water sprout or sucker
  • Practice using all of the senses to engage with a tree
  • Practice cutting branches to promote proper healing around the cut
  • Practice cutting branches to promote flow of air and light through the tree

What to bring

  • Sturdy shoes and work clothing
  • Water bottle and nutritious snacks
  • Sharp loppers, hand saws or hand pruners if you have them (some tools will be available onsite for use during the class)
  • Curiosity and Care

Location and Directions 

Root Cause Farm. 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview NC, 28730.

Instructor Bio

David Hamilton was born into a family and community in Fairview that has stewarded orchards in Fairview for about 100 years.  David’s grandfather considered himself an orchardist and passed on a love of apple trees to his children and grandchildren. In 2020 David returned to the mountains from the Piedmont of NC and began to care for some trees in the family orchard and in the surrounding community.  David is committed to learning about health and how humans can take good care of ourselves and the places we inhabit.

Class proceeds go to benefit Root Cause Farm

Further information and reminders will be sent out via email. 


Spots are limited.