Services

FRUIT TREE PRUNING

Fruit tree pruning services are available for residents between Kaslo and Nelson area. Dormant pruning of most fruit trees takes place late February until mid-April depending on location and site. If you want to learn to prune your own trees, hands-on instruction of basic pruning can also be provided so you can do it yourself. Because I use only hand tools, hiring a certified arborist for removal of large trees or wide limbs (12″+) is recommended.

CUSTOM GRAFTING

Have a healthy tree but don’t like the fruit it produces? It can be top-worked and have a new variety of fruit grafted to the existing trunk and branches. You can also add multiple varieties to an existing tree to create your own fruit salad tree. If you have an heirloom variety of tree you want to save, are looking for a specific variety that you can’t find commercially, or want unique rootstocks suited to specific growing conditions, custom grafting of new trees is also an option. Let me know what you are looking for!

LANDSCAPE & PERMACULTURE DESIGN

From backyard food forests and pollinator gardens, to larger perennial plantings on farms and homesteads, I can help you design a productive and vibrant food system. I mainly take on larger design projects during the winter months (Nov – March), and focus on the nursery and orchard during the growing season. Contact thimblehillnursery@gmail.com for more information.