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Trees: Proper Pruning, Planting & Grafting

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Date(s) - Mar/Sat/2016


Spiral Ridge Permaculture


Tags Hands-on permaculture, nashville Permaculture, Tennessee, tree care

Trees: Proper Pruning, Planting & Grafting

Tree planting at Spiral RidgeTrees: Proper Pruning, Planting & Grafting

March 26, 2016

Tree crops are the foundation of perennial farming systems.  If you are interested in creating a permaculture farm, garden or homestead orchard or food forest, you will want to know how to care for your trees to insure success.

Proper tree care starts when you select a tree.  What you do to your tree in its first few years of life will affect its shape, strength, and even its life span. Make sure your trees gets start out on the right foot and keep it healthy throughout its life.Tree pruning class at Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Learn basic pruning, proper planting as well as propagation techniques.  Learn the fundamentals of tree pruning and the methods that encourage healthy structural development.  You will participate in a hands-on session with step-by-step instructions on how to graft fruit trees.  We will cover several different techniques of grafting, how to select rootstock and scion, top working, nursery management and more!

cliff in treeInstructor Cliff Davis seriously began to study trees when he became a utility tree worker in 2002.  Unhappy with the type of care these companies gave the trees, he left and created his own tree care and landscaping company, TREECOLOGY, working as an arborist and specializing in native and edible perennial plants.  He used rigging techniques and knots to climb trees with chainsaws to properly prune and care for them.  Since then, he has created his own orchards/food forests, cared for older orchards and in the process, planted thousands of trees.  His latest obsessions include creating a preservation garden of old time southern apple varieties, experimenting with uncommon fruit varieties, grafting tree species for more resilience and faster productivity and creating tree/animal ecosystems.

 Location  Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Time 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch.  Suggested you bring a brown bag lunch.

Starting a nursery at Spiral Ridge Permaculture

This course is part of our Spring Resiliency Series.  The more classes you take, the more you save.  For details and to sign up for a multiple class discount, please go to the Spring Resiliency Series registration page.   For a description of each class in the series, click the name of the class below.

This Series Includes:

Trees:  Proper Planting, Pruning & Grafting – March 26, 2016 – $60
Introduction to Permaculture – May 7-8, 2016 $100
Edible Forest Gardens Demystified – May 14-15, 2016 $100
Permaculture Gardening and Fertility  – May 21, 2016 $60
Rainwater Harvesting – May 22. 2016 $60

Sign up below for the 1 Day Tree: Proper Planting, Pruning & Grafting workshop.  Register with a friend at get $10 off each!

If you would rather send check or money order, please make it out to:

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

444 Walker Rd.

Summertown, TN, 38483

We must receive and be able to cash your check before you can attend the course.  No walk-ins.



Bookings are closed for this event.