Summer and Fall Fruit Tree Workshops at the UBC Botanical Garden

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SUMMER GRAFTING OF TREE FRUITS

Saturday August 15, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre. Imagine grafting and pruning your fruit trees during the long days of summer. Learn how to create your own ‘Fruit Salad Trees’ using trees you already have or newly purchased trees. Gain hands-on skills in T-Budding, Chip Budding, Approach and In-arch Grafting. Learn how to using budding and grafting to add branches and develop amazing geometric espalier tree forms. Also learn how to care for your new grafts during the fall, winter and next spring.

LATE SUMMER PRUNING OF ESPALIER AND OTHER FRUIT TREES

Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre. Explore late summer tips and tricks for pruning and training your trees to grow decorative plants suitable for small spaces. Learn how to easily develop fascinating espalier fruit trees in your garden or in containers on decks and balconies including single and double spirals; 2, 3 and 5 multiple cordons; horizontal cordons and multiple U forms. There will be a demonstration of container grown espalier cherries, plums, apples, pears, figs, persimmons and blueberries.

FALL FRUIT TREE PEST & DISEASE CONTROL

Saturday September 26, 2015, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre. Learn how to identify insects and diseases that damage local fruit and fruit trees. Controls for many of these insects and diseases work best if applied during the fall and winter.  Walk away with practical tips and skills to manage these problems the organic way.