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Wed, 30 Mar



Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Join FarmED's Orchard Designer Andy Howard to learn the theory, skills and practice of Winter Pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear.

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Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Time & Location

30 Mar 2022, 10:00 – 16:00

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

Join FarmED's Orchard Designer Andy Howard to learn the theory, skills and practice of Winter Pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear. 

On this workshop you'll discover the different methods and techniques used to shape fruit trees, control their size and influence their productivity. 

You'll also find out when and how to apply these techniques to suit different circumstances and different types of top fruit. 

Importantly, we'll also discuss the differences between Winter and Summer Pruning and when and how to prune pip fruit like apples and pears and stonefruit like plums and cherries. 

We'll then put these lessons to the test in the FarmED multispecies orchard, where you'll practice the theory on real fruit trees, in order to gain the skills and confidence to apply them in your own orchard, garden or community orchard.

About the facilitator

Andy Howard is the founder and owner of the Heritage Fruit Tree Co.  whose mission is to preserve, hand graft and grow the UK's national  fruit heritage and to supply fruit with flavour. He is a fully qualified  teacher (P.G.C.E. F.E.) and trainer and runs winter, summer, budding,  grafting and orchard planning courses with community groups and  individuals. Andy is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Oxford and Berks  and has featured previously on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today and BBC One on  "Apples: British to the Core" Andy also designed and supplied all the  trees for FarmEd 300+ Heritage fruit tree Orchard and recently supplied  trees for the agroforestry project in FarmED's CSA.


Ticket Prices

Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to  anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places  to those that will benefit most.

More Information and Booking

For more information please email

Your booking is safe. If we cannot run any element of the training face to face due to Covid restrictions, you will be refunded or you can switch to an alternative date.


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