Private home in SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood
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Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10am-1pm
**Espalier Pruning & Training** **Saturday February 21st, 10am - 1pm** SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of winter pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used. You'll also be able to gain some practice pruning under skilled supervision. About the instructor: Ben Gibson has been working with trees since he was a skidder operator as a teenager. Since 2008, he has been working in the urban arboriculture field. He has taken on the roles of ISA Certified Climbing Arborist, Crew Lead, and Salesman. In April 2013, he started his own small business as "The Tree Nerd." This allows his to focus on the beauty and long term health of trees. He specializes in ornamental pruning of all kinds, and is happy to share his passion and knowledge of trees with any who will listen This workshop has a standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. [Click here to register now](http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=1263) Workshop contribution & cancellation policy [(click here)](http://portlandfruit.org/workshop-contribution-and-cancellation-policy)