Espalier Basics

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – noon


In espalier, a woody plant is trained as a vertical trunk with horizontal branches in a single plane. This technique exemplifies the art and science of horticulture, for it is both beautiful and productive. Topics include espalier history, contemporary applications for fruit trees, and tools and supplies. You will gain experience identifying fruit spurs and leaf and shoot buds, while practicing tying supports and learning where to prune. Existing pruning knowledge is necessary. Dress for the weather, as part of the session will be conducted outdoors. The School’s CEUs=3 hours
OPC elective

Heather Sherwood, senior horticulturist, Chicago Botanic Garden
Classroom 4, Learning Center

  • Saturday, January 12th, 2019

    This time slot is sold out, please select another date and/or timeframe.

    $59.20 Member | $74.00 Non Member