Workshop Change: April 23 – Growing Espalier Fruit Trees in Containers – An Onsite Workshop

There was a mix up with this workshop, it is a 2.5 hour workshop, not a 4 hour workshop as preciously advertised.

Saturday, April 23, at the Roof Garden of the Athletes Village Coop in partnership with the UBC Botanical Garden

10 a.m. – 12:30  Growing Espalier Fruit Trees in Containers

The Athletes Village Coop have 45 fruit trees growing in their rooftop garden, most of them in containers. This collection of container grown fruit trees is the setting for this workshop. The morning session is about how to successfully grow fruit trees in container for the long term and the afternoon session is about how to train your trees into various espalier forms. Containers, soils, types and sizes of trees to plant, irrigation, fertilization, organic pest control and demonstrations of how to plant a new tree, how to repot an older tree and how to prune any tree to become an espalier will all be included. Apples, pears, figs, plums and other types of trees will be discussed. Presenter is Richard Hallman, UBCBG Pomologist in Residence.
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