Saturday saw us driving to Mark’s home where he kindly agreed to host the workshop. His large tunnel was cleared out to give us room to make a mess. Each of the people taking part picked a tree to discuss at the start and we moved swiftly on to getting some work done. Our talk from the Friday night was put into action and we had a little repotting and a lot of carving. Some major airlayering was going on in the garden too with each participant getting the chance to see and assist with the process. A key message of the day was not to do work on a tree at the wrong time. No point wiring a Larch in leaf, or a pine about to open candles or a tree be styled just after repotting. That doesn’t mean that nothing can be done though. We probably achieved more this time than back in January and many trees were prepared for future work in the Autumn.
A very busy day starting at 9.30am and finishing after 7pm. Mark was a great host and his wife put on a great lunch for us. A big thank you to Mark and Valerie. Indeed thanks to all those who supported the weekend, to make this club grow we need to keep pushing events like this. Here’s photos from the day and I’ll post photo’s from a little collecting trip tomorrow.