Pruning Fruit Trees

About the Course

Fruit trees should be pruned early spring before buds break and trees are still dormant. This one day course with a mixture of theory and practical sessions is aimed at those who are unsure how to keep their fruit trees in proper order. The course is especially suited to the novice or those with little experience. Topics covered will include:

  • Formative Pruning
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Selecting the correct variety
Participants will receive information and instruction on pruning fruit trees to achieve the desired shape and promote better fruiting.

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to wear work clothes suitable for the weather including sturdy footwear, preferably with steel toe caps and work gloves.

You are also asked to use your own tools so please bring secateurs, loppers and a Pruning Saw.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.


Course Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 (10:00am to 3:30pm)

£105 per person (5 places available)


For group bookings please contact 01245 424287