Monday, 25 June 2012

Free Fruit Tree Care Workshop Sunday July 1

First fruit at the
Orchard for the Future!
As part of the Orchard for the Future project, Dodington Parish Council and Wapley Bushes Conservation Group are running a free Fruit Tree Care Workshop on Sunday from 10am to 1pm.

We will be learning about pruning and about how to care for the young trees we planted last year, and starting to rehabilitate some very old fruit trees.

This is an open event, so it could be useful to people who perhaps have a tree or two in their gardens. If you're interested, just turn up!

The meeting point is the Wapley Rank cottages that are opposite the southern entrance to the Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve, Besom Lane, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire (satnav postcode: BS37 8RW, OS Grid ref: ST708803). Limited parking is available at the southern entrance to the Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve at Besom Lane.


  1. Thanks for sharing info on this workshop. Getting more people involved in caring for their trees would seem to help lengthen their lives in-between arborist visits.

  2. Number one rule! Start from the bottom, up! Thats one thing novices do wrong I've seen too frequently, and remember not to touch anything too close to the base!

    -Carlos Hernandez