BTCC Horticultural Skills : Apple Tree Pruning - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

If you are unsure as to when and how to prune your fruit trees, then this is the course for you. From an introduction of pruning techniques through to hands on pruning you will be able to ensure your tree health and productivity remains high.

Aimed at both amateur and professional gardeners needing a refresh on fruit tree pruning.

Units of study/what is involved:

  • Tree pruning techniques
  • Fruit tree pruning timings/seasons as appropriate to reduce disease and increase productivity

Additional costs:

  • No additional fees.
  • All equipment will be provided.
  • Safety/sturdy footwear required.

Assessment Methods

Observational assessments during the session and feedback

Progression Options

If this Introduction course on fruit tree pruning has sparked an interest in horticulture please see our other courses, including our adult programmes; Introduction to Practical Horticultural Skills or RHS L2 practical for academic year start September 2024-5.

Course Summary

Course Title BTCC Horticultural Skills : Apple Tree Pruning
Entry Requirements

No prior experience necessary

Attendance Requirements One day programme
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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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