Saturday 24thApril (9.30am to 11.30am)
Here’s an event created especially for Dad – it even includes chain saws!!
Trees and large shrubs can be the heart of many gardens but they can also be a challenge if an inappropriate species or incorrect positioning are selected or if they are not properly maintained.
This 2-hour workshop will offer some useful information to help you try to avoid these errors, make choices that will enhance your garden rather than create a problem as well as give you an insight into what an arborist does.
Matthew Priestley from Brotherwood Tree Care, who will be presenting the workshop, holds several Arboriculture qualifications gained both in NZ and the UK and also holds a BSc in Botany & Microbiology as well as having many years’ experience within this diverse field.
Topics to be discussed will include:
! Overview of Arboriculture and the topics it encompasses
! Tree selection, positioning and maintenance
! Tree removal and pruning techniques
! Equipment required and its safe usage
This event was cancelled in February due to Covid restrictions but was fully subscribed so booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited (see below for booking details). It’s OK for Mum to come too of course ?.
Afterwards, you will also be able to stroll around the beautiful 1.2Km nature trail which has over 40 marvellous sculptures created for our 2021 exhibition by local and international artists on display. *
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.
* Trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.