Fruit Tree Pruning

  • 21 Jul 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver, 535 Hornby Street
  • 8


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Description: Fruit trees are pruned to encourage productive fruiting wood. Properly maintaining your tree will increase both its life expectancy and the quality of fruit produced. In this workshop you will learn how to prune with clear objectives and an understanding of how trees will respond to pruning cuts. We will also explore the following: the structural training of young trees, where to make cuts, the effects of timing of pruning, directing growth, the age of fruiting wood for different fruit types, proper planting techniques, pruning tools, and general tree care recommendations. Students will have the opportunity to practice pruning on the rooftop garden.

Instructor: Laura Ralph has always found solace amongst trees and is continually amazed by the wealth of benefits that they provide. As an ISA Certified Arborist and a tree-hugger, Laura is committed to fostering a better understanding of trees and tree care. She operates Alive & Well Organic Gardening, an ecological gardening company, in Vancouver. Cottonwood Community Garden is home to her small vegetable plot and she is working on expanding her food production endeavours.

Saturday July 21st

from 10-2pm

*Registration includes a light lunch

Important additional information:

Online payments are completed through our PayPal site via credit card, you will be directed automatically.

Offline (manual) payments by mail or in-person are accepted by cheque or cash.

To pay in person prior to the event: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM to 4 PM visit SPEC at 2060 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4P8 (The Kentwood Building). Ask for Oliver. Please bring exact cash or cheque. Register online for the course prior to visiting the office.

Mailing cheques: Cheques payable to SPEC may be sent to 2060 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4P8.

In most cases we will require you to pay in advance to hold your space. If there are spaces available the day of the event you may pay at the door with exact cash or cheque, however registration at the door will be on a first come first serve basis.

Credit card payments are not available by phone or in-person.

Please note that minimum registration must be met for courses to run. If necessary classes may be cancelled with at least 24hr notice. Refunds will be provided for cancelled classes.

Refunds can not be guaranteed for no-shows or cancellations with insufficient notice.

Please make cheques payable to SPEC. Questions? email

Thank you, On behalf of the SPEC|YWCA UFFS team.

2060-B Pine Street Vancouver BC V6J 4P8 | tel: 604-736-7732  | |

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