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Apple Tree Pruning (January)

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 28th January 2020.
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Duration: 1 day

Price: £35

Book with: adult learning team
at Surrey Wildlife Trust

The Street, near Guildford
Compton
Surrey
GU3 1EG
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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 14th January 2020

About the Course

The apple tree is a staple for many of us in Surrey. Whether it is a single cherished Bramley in the back garden or a multi-variety apple orchard, care must be given to the management of these fruit producing trees.

Join tutor Paul Ritchie in learning the best ways to time your pruning, physically trim your trees to conserve their appearance and ensure you get optimal fruit production whilst prolonging their life. We will be using a Surrey Wildlife Trust apple orchard near Guildford to demonstrate these skills.

All tools and safety equipment will be provided, however it is recommended that you wear sturdy walking boots and all weather clothing.

Tutor profile - Paul Ritchie

As a Biologist with over 20 years of experience looking after nature reserves and commons, Paul is well placed to teach courses in ecology, conservation and practical countryside skills. He had roles training employees and volunteers with the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Corporation and Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Before recently retiring from SWT, Paul was the Community Learning Coordinator for Surrey Wildlife Trust working with colleagues and external tutors to plan and deliver a wide range of scientific, practical skills and art courses for adults. Paul has complemented his prior experience as an associate lecturer for the University of Surrey by completing a PTLLS course at East Surrey College.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools will be provided.



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