Apple Pruning for Walk & Talk members

Title: Apple Pruning for Walk & Talk members
Location: Bealsmill, nr Stoke Climsland
Description: FREE training and workday for walkers from Tamar Valley Walk & Talk and Saltash Walk & Talk.

Learn the skills of careful restoration pruning of old Cornish apple varieties in the beautiful surroundings of Bealsmill on the River Inney near Stoke Climsland.

We will work with feet firmly on the ground to prune out dead, diseased and crowded branches on old, spreading apple trees to let more light and air into the framework of each tree. This will encourage greater health and longer life in the trees but we will also leave intact old branches which are providing good habitat for the orchard’s valuable wildlife.

We will cover safe work techniques and hand tool use, a background to the orchard site, different varieties of apple trees and their uses, and methods of care and pruning suitable for each tree.

Hot drinks provided. Please bring lunch and refreshments, dress warmly for the weather on the day with sturdy footwear. All tools provided.

Booking essential: For more information please call Dave Readman (Walks Coordinator) on 07792 483669 or email dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk

Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2013-01-29
End Time: 15:30