Winter pruning party

10:00AM to 12:00PM February 22, 2014
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Orchard, RRU
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RRU Staff

Nip it in the bud! 

Do pruning shears become weapons of destruction in your hands? It’s time to learn how to prune fruit trees and small fruit bushes properly to maximize production and fill up the pantry next summer.

While the majority of Canadians are still shivering in the snow, you can tell your relatives you attended the annual Winter Pruning Party, Feb. 22, hosted by Royal Roads University and organized by the B.C. Fruit Testers Association.

Winter Pruning Party

Join us for this free fruit tree clinic and pruning demonstration on dormant apple and pear trees, grape vines, currants and gooseberries. This is a hands-on event, so bring your pruners and try it out.

Instruction by RRU arborist Ian Phillips and RRU head gardener Barrie Agar, as well as Michael Cowan of Edibella Organic Landscapes, and Gordon Mackay from Camosun College. Bring your questions to the fruit tree clinic.

Directions:  From University Drive, turn right onto West Campus Road. Follow it down to College Drive and turn left.  Parking lot #7 (metered) is on your right. Walk down the road to the walled garden and glasshouse. View the campus map.

For more information, call 250-818-1836.