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Winter pruning apples workshop - February 24th, 2002

Day's Cottage, Brookthorpe

About 15 people braved cold drizzle to enjoy the morning workshop, under the expert guidance of Dave Kaspar, the host, and Alan Watson, county council arboriculturist.

Orchard trees of a range of age and condition were considered, with plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience.
Dave Kaspar introduces pruning
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Host, Dave Kaspar, demonstrates
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Hands on experience
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County arboriculturalist, Alan Watson, explains pruning old trees
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Bracing young branches to improve angle of growth
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Problems - dealing with canker
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The Smith children enjoy multi-purpose orchard
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Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:19 am
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