Apple Tree Pruning Workshop in Concord

Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for use by a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees will be held at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH, and led by Nigel Manley, senior outreach manager, of The Rocks. 

Manley has been pruning apple trees for over 30 years and this outdoor workshop will show how to make a pruning cut, how much to take off a tree and “just where to start.” “It is often difficult to simply see how to start in the pruning process” says Manley. 

Wild apple tree pruning and release workshop during winter in New Hampshire
(Photo: Bridget Williamson)

This pruning demonstration is designed to build up courage for beginning pruner. Manley will bring pruning equipment for attendees to try out as well as teaching some of the basic ideas of pruning apple trees and safety while doing so. 

This program will be held entirely outdoors, and participants are encouraged to try out demonstrated techniques on the property's fruit trees. Warm layers, gloves, winter footwear, and boot traction are highly recommended. 

REGISTER: This workshop is free for Forest Society members, $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. No experience required. Register via the link below. (Registration will close on Friday, February 17th at noon or when spots are filled.) 

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Conservation Center

54 Portsmouth Street
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire 03301