Olive Tree Pruning Workshop
Date: Friday, February 20th, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Location: McEvoy Ranch
This workshop is geared to small and mid-size growers with 1 – 100 acres for medium density orchards or landscape plantings.
Samantha Dorsey, McEvoy Ranch’s Farming Manager, is partnering with Sean McEntire for this workshop. Sean is the owner of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company and has extensive experience in olive orchard management and olive oil production. Together they will outline some of the special considerations for pruning productive, fruit-bearing olive trees and will help you to finesse your pruning techniques.
INDOOR PRUNING LECTURE + DISCUSSION
Topics will include
• Proper Use of Tools
• Different Techniques for Different Applications
• Young Trees vs Older Trees
• Maximizing Fruit Production
• Orchard Cultural Practices
OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION + PRACTICE
With the morning's discussion fresh in our minds, we'll gather in one of our olive orchards for further instruction, observation and practice of techniques. Please come prepared to spend time in the field – we will be on uneven surfaces and temperatures/conditions may vary. We will have a few extra pruning tools on hand, but please feel free to bring your own. This workshop will be held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
Our wine tasting room at the ranch is now open by appointment. If you would like to schedule a tasting after your tour or workshop, please call 707.769.4138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum age requirement is ten years unless otherwise noted.
The number of reservations made by any one group is limited to eight guests.
Comfortable shoes will provide stability on uneven/gravel surfaces. You are welcome to bring along your own small portable chair.
Weather can change quickly; jackets, sunglasses, hats and umbrellas may come in handy. Mild rainy conditions do not cancel the tour, event or workshop.
Pets should stay at home - they are not allowed in our buildings and vehicles parked on the gravel get extremely hot in the sun.
Respect for our neighbors and the local wildlife means a speed limit of 15 mph or less once you turn off the main road.
McEvoy Ranch is a private residence; groups must remain together in designated areas.
Our retail shop will be open at the end of your visit if you would like to purchase our olive oil, wine, body care or other estate-produced and artisanal gift items.
McEvoy Ranch is not responsible for injuries to visitors. Attendance and participation are at your own risk.