Phil Scott, with his incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for growing and maintaining trees, led a most informative and enjoyable pruning workshop. We started by attending to the apple trees at the orchard which had been planted over the last two years. After being tutored by Phil we grew in confidence to take on pruning the trees by ourselves.
Following a delicious shared lunch at St Audrey’s Community Centre we reconvened at the IVC orchard. The mature trees at IVC were tackled with a pruning saw and loppers removing branches to let in air and light to the centre of the trees. The trees looked in good health with a lot of new growth since HICOP commenced restorative pruning a few years ago.
Thank you to Phil for making it a successful and enjoyable day.