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Iden

   

FRUIT TREE PRUNING
AT RANDOLPHS ORCHARD IN IDEN
by Joel Brooks

A free training event with Crowhurst Community Agriculture was held on the Saturday 21st November from 10 am to 2.30 pm.

   

Training on Framework , spur and general maintenance pruning.

Tour of orchard noting tree forms and Pruning principles

 

   

Water based paint was used to mark the trees where pruning was to take place. This allowed for change of mind after more careful thought.

   

Secatuears, loppers and 1 handed pruning saws were used to cut a 45 degree angle, allowing the rain to drain away and healing to take place.

With thanks to the Lottery Awards for All Funds