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Winter Pruning: report and pictures

Luckily the weather held fair for the Winter Pruning Course held on Sunday 25th January.

Under the tutelage of Charles Staniland, 10 members had an instructive day at Leigh Farm, Bere Alston. The day started with an indoor session going through the theory of pruning and how we can….

  • Build and maintain the tree shape
  • Encourage cropping
  • Improve fruit quality
  • Allow easy access to trees – prevent overcrowding of branches
  • Reduce tree height and spread

With gained confidence the team had the opportunity to put their new skills to the test on apple trees ranging in age from trees grafted only last year to mature trees of 12 years.

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