Pruning a Dormant Peach Tree

  • Mar 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • a private residence

We’ll discuss the goals and techniques of pruning and I’ll demonstrate pruning an actual peach tree. We'll discuss principles of pruning fruit trees in general but most of the time will be spent on specifically how to prune a peach. We'll examine how to choose a microclimate most suited to growing peaches in the challenging environment of the Front Range. And we'll talk a bit about different pruning tools.

Wear warm clothes as we’ll be in the backyard with the tree. Rain or snow cancels. 

$5- $10 suggested donation, including an info sheet/resource list.

Hope to see you there! - Judith Moran

About me: I was fortunate to be a full-time apprentice at the University of California Santa Cruz’s Farm and Gardens where I learned from knowledgable and conscientious orchardists how to care for fruit trees.

I’m certified in permaculture design, have worked for restaurants growing food including tree fruit, and tend bees holistically in Denver metro backyards.

I’m steadily and happily building a business as a permaculture consultant – spreading my knowledge of and passion for: tending trees and bees, harvesting greywater, sinking the rain in earthworks, creating compost, growing healthy food and flowers, saving seeds and designing for regeneration and abundance.

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  • Valri

    Lots of good information! Thank you Judith

    March 21, 2014

    • Judith M.

      Thanks for coming Valri. I look forward to visiting your fruit trees soon.

      March 21, 2014

  • Denise S.

    Sorry I had to miss this.

    March 21, 2014

  • Debra N.

    Dangit, I was really looking forward to this, however I don't think Thursday evening is going to work for me. I hope you have another peach pruning event at some point, I would really love to learn from you. I am also sorry for your loss Judith -- take care, –Deb

    March 19, 2014

    • Judith M.

      Thanks Deb. I appreciate the notice. I may offer a meet up on peach bud grafting - propagating different varieties of peach on one tree by grafting those varieties' buds onto the tree - in August.

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • Ruth R.

    Who posted this? I can't figure out the person who is offering this class. It seems wierd to do the winter-pruning class on March 23rd. Is that date correct?

    December 1, 2013

    • Denise S.

      Oh, thanks so much for letting me know, Judith. Say, I know a lot about Permaculture from one of my sons and if you ever have another event, I'd like to attend. I'm the gardener now and am trying to follow the good practices he taught me like no tilling.

      March 16, 2014

    • Judith M.

      Hi Denise I needed to change the date of the pruning. It is now this Thursday evening.

      March 17, 2014

  • Judith M.

    I needed to change the date of this from Sunday the 23rd to Thursday the 20th because my aunt just died and I'm going to her funeral on the 23rd. I hope some of you will still be able to come on the 20th. - Judith

    March 17, 2014

  • Judith Moran changed the date and time from Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM to Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    March 17, 2014

  • Rae B.

    I would like to go to this if I could carpool with someone else from central Denver

    March 17, 2014

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