This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at growing apple trees at home - everything you need to know to manage a successful harvest of luscious tree-ripened fruit. Discuss the varieties of apples available for the home grower, including heirloom, dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties. All aspects of apple tree selection and care are covered - nursery specimen selection, rootstocks and grafting, desirable structure for mature trees, how to train young trees, pruning techniques, strategies for best fruit set, and how to diagnose and treat the most common conditions affecting apple trees. We'll evaluate tree placement in the yard and discuss strategies for effective irrigation and fertilization. Participants are encouraged to come with pictures of their trees or drawings of their yards as examples.
Instructor: Ellen Phillips, horticulturist
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Fee includes coffee and light breakfast; please bring a lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the Ginkgo Restaurant. Limit 20.
Certificate information: Can be used to fulfill a Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Elective (6 hours)
Friday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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