06-28-14. Summer Pruning Workshop
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Summer Pruning (hands-on workshop)
Saturday June 28th, 10am - 1pm
In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of summer pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! Summer Pruning is a great time to de-invigorate an overgrown tree and encourage the continued development of fruiting laterals.This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used.
About the instructor:
Ben Gibson has been working with trees since he was a skidder operator as a teenager. Since 2008, he has been working in the urban arboriculture field. He has taken on the roles of ISA Certified Climbing Arborist, Crew Lead, and Salesman. In April 2013, he started his own small business as "The Tree Nerd." This allows his to focus on the beauty and long term health of trees. He specializes in ornamental pruning of all kinds, and is happy to share his passion and knowledge of trees with any who will listen.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
This workshop is free of charge (though contributions are gladly accepted) for tree owners who have registered fruit trees with us. Otherwise, please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.
This workshop will be hosted by one of our registered tree owners in SW Portland, in the Maplewood neighborhood.Exact location details will be provided after you sign up.
Portland, OR 97219
|Workshop Contribution Level|
|Standard Workshop Fee - Level 1||$ 25.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 2||$ 20.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 3||$ 15.00|
|Full Scholarship / Work-Trade||$ 0.00|
|PFTP Registered Tree Owner||$ 0.00|