Apple Pruning Workshop: Alton/New Durham

(Photo: Dave Anderson)

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 Alton at the Gilman Library and field pruning practice will be held at the nearby Jennings Forest Reservation just a few miles down the road in New Durham.

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

The Gilman Library

100 Main Street
AltonBelknap County, New Hampshire 03809