Apples & Ales: Apple Pruning Workshop in Bethlehem
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 at the Rek-Lis Brew Company in Bethlehem and the outdoor field pruning practice will be held on-site 5 minutes away at The Rocks.
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
Warm clothing and waterproof winter boots strongly recommended for the outdoor portion of the day.
***Participants may choose to purchase a lunch at the brewery, but are not allowed to bring their own food inside***