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Join Elaine Goold for this online talk to learn how to prune apple and pear trees.
What you will learn
- The basic principles of fruit tree pruning.
- When and where to prune for different tree shapes and outcomes.
- How best to prune an old, neglected tree.
- How to spot disease when pruning fruit: what to prune out and why.
Learn the basics of fruit-tree pruning at this online lunchtime session so you have the confidence to know when, how and why to prune your own trees for healthy harvests year-after-year.
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Session leader: Elaine Goold
Elaine has worked with Garden Organic since 2013 as a knowledge transfer officer delivering horticultural training and social and therapeutic horticulture to a wide range of audiences, including schools. Originally trained as a primary school teacher, Elaine spent 10 years inspiring young people as an outdoor instructor in Cumbria, before discovering horticultural therapy and retraining in horticulture. She’s passionate about growing organically and the benefits it has for health and wellbeing, promoting biodiversity and environmental sustainability. Elaine lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and their two young children. She keeps guinea pigs and chickens, along with a thriving wild hedgehog population.
Our online workshops
Our online talks allow you to gain organic gardening skills from the comfort of your own home. These short lunchtime sessions have an informal, relaxed feel with the opportunity for questions at the end. It will include supporting resources. Come prepared with notebook and pen for taking notes.