Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees, with both indoor classroom session and outdoor hands-on field practice, will be led by Nigel Manly (Director of The Rocks in Bethlehem). The indoor portion will be held in Farmington, NH @ The Goodwin Library and field pruning practice will be held at the nearby Jennings Forest Reservation.
Participants will learn about:
- the origin of apple trees now found wild in New Hampshire forests
- recommended best-practices for pruning apple trees
- the benefits to wildlife from improved trees for mast
Bring a bag lunch and water, and dress in warm layers for outdoor practice.
*The same workshop will be run in Bethlehem on 3/15/2020 - click here for details