Simon Rickard Online Pruning and Training Deciduous Fruit Trees Masterclass Series

Thursday 20 April, 2023

7.30-8.30pm via Trybooking only

There is one session left: Thursday 20 April

Tickets via Trybooking: Individual session $50

  • All tickets to be pre-purchased via Trybooking. Ticket purchases strictly close on midday on the day of each event.
  • Please provide the correct email address when booking. If you pay via Paypal check that the email linked to your Paypal is the same as the email you use to book.
  • The Zoom invite and notes to be emailed the afternoon of each event. Please check your junk/spam folder if you don't find the Zoom link email in your inbox.
  • This online event is Live and a recording will also be available for two weeks only after the session date.





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Have you ever wondered what the difference between ‘pruning’ and ‘training’ is? Or how to espalier a fruit tree? Or if fruit trees need to be pruned at all? Join Simon Rickard for this three-part series on the why, how, and when of pruning fruit trees.

Session Three Thursday 20 April: Training restricted forms

  • Types of restricted form (e.g. espalier, fan, oblique cordon, bush tree, stepover)
  • Suitability of different restricted forms to different types of fruit trees
  • Recapping rootstocks
  • Creating a restricted form from scratch
  • Maintaining a restricted form

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This event will be held on the lands of the Dja Dja Warrung people. Open Gardens Victoria wish to acknowledge the Traditional custodians and we pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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