Fruit Tree Pruning
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm$30 – $60
This class is being offered on a sliding scale of $30-$60. This course is free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.
Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, healthy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scion wood will also be discussed. This workshop is appropriate for those who haven’t pruned fruit trees before or those who have just a little experience. Instructors will discuss basic pruning practices and required tools, as well as branch collars, waterspouts, fruit buds and more. Participants should bring any pruning tools they may have; saws and loopers in particular are helpful! Instructors will also bring a selection of tools for participants to try out.This workshop is offered at 3 locations this year. Register for a location near you using the links below:
Bar Harbor (Hancock County) Register Here
Blue Hill (Hancock County) Register Here
Unity (Waldo County) *SOLD OUT*
The Blue Hill workshop will be held at Tilth Arts & Agriculture and led by Molly and Tim at 5 Star Nursery. The Unity workshop will be held at the Maine Heritage Orchard and led by Laura Sieger. The Bar Harbor workshop will be held at the College of the Atlantic Community Gardens and led by Edgar Evenkeel.
Weather in March can be fickle; we recommend wearing layers and waterproof clothing if possible. In the event of snow or severe rain, workshops will take place on Sunday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Further details about facilities and accessibility at each event site can be found at the registration link or by contacting us at [email protected].
Workshops are limited to 15 participants per class. To join the waitlist for a particular class, please email [email protected].