Pruning in the Royal Edinburgh Orchard

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It was one week later than planned due to the bad weather, but the pruning workshop was well attended last Thursday. Local gardner Tom Watson taught us the finer arts of fruit tree pruning – how to identify and remove diseased branches, pruning strategies to maximise airflow, and pruning techniques to maximise yield.

Hopefully now we can go home and put our new skills to use pruning those unruly trees in our own back gardens…