Bill Wanless, co-owner of brooke/wanless gardens, will teach a beginning fruit tree pruning workshop at the Bradner Gardens in Mt. Baker on January 30. Bill is an ISA-certified arborist with over 20 years’ field experience and specializes in the pruning of shrubs and small trees. The workshop will cover pruning tools, basic pruning cuts, different reasons for pruning fruit trees, and when to prune. Bradner Gardens is a P-Patch and teaching garden with apple trees, a grape arbor, espaliered apples and numerous berries.
The class runs from 10 am – noon. Cost is $15 for City Fruit members and $20 general. Register at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle 98118. For more information, contact gro.tiurfytic|ofni#gro.tiurfytic|ofni.
City Fruit is an organization that helps urban neighborhoods grow and harvest fruit. In 2009 south Seattle residents donated more than 5,000 pounds of fruit to food banks and meals programs. Healthy trees will produce more—and better—fruit, and pruning a tree is one way to maintain its health and vigor. City Fruit is sponsoring the class; the Phinney Neighborhood Association is a co-sponsor.