Pruning workshop at Macphail Woods
Monday 27th June 2011 10:11 (Updated: Monday 27th June 2011 10:14)
Macphail Woods Nature Centre, Orwell, P.E.I. (July 3, 2-4pm) - Forest-related workshops are free, the tea room at the Homestead will be open for light lunch from noon-1:30pm, and tours of the house are available.
The workshop starts at 2pm at the Nature Centre with a slide show on correct pruning practices and a discussion on tools and publications. There will then be a hands-on demonstration where participants can prune trees and shrubs of different species and ages. Participants should bring suitable weather gear, pruning tools (if available) and be ready to share their experiences with others present.
Almost any public place is full of examples of how trees should not be looked after - flat-topping mature trees under power lines, leaving branch stubs, cutting at the wrong angle. While it may look like the results of a particularly harsh winter storm, much of the damage that occurs on woody plants is actually the result of years of neglect or improper pruning. The slideshow and actual pruning on the Homestead will show how to get the best results and avoid future problems.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 651-2575 for more information. The tea room at the Homestead will also be open for light lunch from noon-1:30pm, and tours of the house are available.
The workshop is part of an ongoing series of nature and forest-related events sponsored by the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island and the Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation.
For more information, please contact:
Gary Schneider, 651-2575 (w) or 962-3497 (h)