Pruning Mature and Young Apple Trees
Do you have abandoned or neglected apple trees in your landscape? Or have you planted new trees recently? Learn how to sustain a successful home orchard with proper apple tree pruning.
Local pruning volunteer Ron Orvis and Horsford’s Field Manager Ralph Fitz-Gerald are leading an apple tree pruning workshop free to community members at the nursery. Stop by to review proper pruning timing, sound cuts, and useful tools. Attendees will learn how to achieve reliable tree structure and prolific fruiting for seasons to come.
Ron Orvis of Starksboro, Vermont is a life-long sportsman who started volunteering pruning abandoned apple trees for the U.S. Forest Service in 1982. He now volunteers for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Ralph Fitz-Gerald has managed Horsford’s growing fields since the 1980s. He has planted and pruned thousands of trees during his horticultural career, and enjoys sharing his experience with the community.
Please sign up to let us know you’re attending. Register for this free event here.