Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Hi everyone
This tree pruning workshop has come up at short notice. Please do get in touch if your are interested – our hoccic inbox is already receiving responses about it. I can send detailed directions to those who want to come, to make sure you arrive at the right place!

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Dear All

would you like to know how to prune an ancient and delicate apple tree to
improve its flowering, fruiting and overall health?

If so, please consider signing up for our training session, 2-4 PM next
Sunday, March 3rd, under the expert instruction of Robert ‘Oz’ Osmond.

This is a lovely opportunity to give the old Chamberlain trees some of the
care they deserve, leading to increased yield of the rare apple and pear
varieties there, and helping the trees live longer lives. The chance to have
an expert-led workshop has come up at short notice, and we want to make the
most of it.

We are keeping the group size small, so if you are interested, best contact
Liz straightaway at hoccic or on 628 2680.

Poster details:
Apple Tree Pruning Workshop
with Oz (Robert) Osmond
Sunday 3 March 2013, 2-4 PM
at the Chamberlain Orchard, Four Seasons Garden Project
(on Yew Tree Road at Queensbridge Road)

You can learn about:
– pruning for blossom and fruit
– pruning for scions and grafting
– pruning for shape and rejuvenation
– Highbury’s fascinating fruit heritage

The session will take place at Four Seasons Garden Project in Moseley. To
reserve your place now, please contact Liz at hoccic or on 628 2680.
Numbers are limited. The session is free to Orchard volunteers, though a
donation of £5 is welcome from anyone.

The workshop has been organised by Highbury Orchard Community CIC (HOCCIC),
who have taken responsibility for the care of ancient fruit trees surviving
from the Chamberlain’s orchard. We are currently organising a year-round
programme of skills in the science and art of the orchard.


Liz Wright & David Papadopoulos
for Highbury Orchard Community CIC
registered in England, company no. 7895655
0121 628 2680

Open Work Sessions (all welcome) at the Orchard
every 1st and 3rd Sunday in the month from 1pm

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