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IN PERSON CLASS: Apple Tree Pruning

$20.00

Pruning your apple trees keeps your trees producing more fruits and for longer, extending the life of your trees and their harvests. In this course, you will learn about pruning apple trees through demonstration and hands-on experience at a historic orchard in Fairview, NC. Students will learn about the factors that influence the health and productivity of an apple tree including soil, water, sunlight, air flow, and biodynamic influences. Other topics that will be covered include the basics of tree health, identifying dead or diseased wood, and more. The class will include a demonstration of tree pruning and plenty of hands-on practice for participants. 


David Hamilton is a part of a community in Fairview that has stewarded this orchard for over 100 years. David’s grandfather considered himself an orchardist and passed on the love of apple trees to his children and grandchildren. In 2020, David began to help care for the orchard and produce apple cider vinegar for Fairview Fermentory. David is committed to learning about health and how humans can take good care of ourselves and the places we inhabit. 


What to bring:

  • Sturdy shoes and clothes you can work in
  • Water bottle and snacks if necessary 
  • Any loppers, hand saws or hand pruners you may already own (some tools will be available onsite for use during the class)

  • When: Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


    Where: Old Sherrill’s Inn, 50 Clarke Lane, Fairview, NC 28730

    Detailed directions will be provided.


    Further information and reminders will be sent out via email. 


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    Pruning your apple trees keeps your trees producing more fruits and for longer, extending the life of your trees and their harvests. In this course, you will learn about pruning apple trees through demonstration and hands-on experience at a historic orchard in Fairview, NC. Students will learn about the factors that influence the health and productivity of an apple tree including soil, water, sunlight, air flow, and biodynamic influences. Other topics that will be covered include the basics of tree health, identifying dead or diseased wood, and more. The class will include a demonstration of tree pruning and plenty of hands-on practice for participants. 


    David Hamilton is a part of a community in Fairview that has stewarded this orchard for over 100 years. David’s grandfather considered himself an orchardist and passed on the love of apple trees to his children and grandchildren. In 2020, David began to help care for the orchard and produce apple cider vinegar for Fairview Fermentory. David is committed to learning about health and how humans can take good care of ourselves and the places we inhabit. 


    What to bring:

  • Sturdy shoes and clothes you can work in
  • Water bottle and snacks if necessary 
  • Any loppers, hand saws or hand pruners you may already own (some tools will be available onsite for use during the class)

  • When: Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


    Where: Old Sherrill’s Inn, 50 Clarke Lane, Fairview, NC 28730

    Detailed directions will be provided.


    Further information and reminders will be sent out via email. 


    Spots are limited.