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Late October 2019

Spring 2020 Announcements and Workshops

March 7, 2020, 9am to 4pm.

Orchard Management Workshop at the Goetsch Family Farm/Cherry Valley Farm in Shoemaker, NM

Join the Quivira Coalition and Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance for a one-day workshop led by Tooley’s Trees & Keyline Design on Holistic Orchard Management

Cost: $75/person.

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH QUIVIRA COALITION FOR THIS ONE https://quiviracoalition.org/orchardws-2020/ 

Successful fruit production can’t be confined to managing pests or finding the right fertility practice. Selecting appropriate varieties, understanding and managing the structure of your trees, achieving good pollination, siting, and many other factors also enter in. All need to be considered together to achieve a healthy and happy orchard! During the workshop, we’ll talk about these considerations, as well as how to prune old trees and plant young trees in an established orchard, and habitat planting in riparian areas.

March 14, 2020, 10am to 4pm.

Grafting workshop at Taos Land Trust

Location: Taos Land Trust, Rio Fernando Park

410 La Posta rd. Taos, NM

Cost: $125 and includes rootstocks for 5 apple or crabapple trees.

Room is limited – Preregistration and 50% payment required to reserve a spot.

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH TAOS LAND TRUST FOR THIS ONE

Call TLT at: (575) 751-3138 or email ben@taoslandtrust.org or stop by the Taos Land Trust offices.

Bring whatever grafting tools you have; sharp knives, pruners, clothes for changing weather, drinking water and lunch. You are welcome to bring some of your own apple or crabapple scions. For successful grafts you need to bring last year’s new growth in straight twigs of around ¼ inch diameter(about the diameter of a pencil) and around 12 inches long. Cut them just before the workshop. Bundle them together by variety, label them, and wrap the full length of the pieces in damp cloth or newspaper and then in a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator.

We will only have rootstock available for grafting apples and crabapples.

March 28, 2020, 10am to 4pm.

Grafting workshop at Tooley’s Trees

Location: Tooley’s Trees, Truchas, NM

Cost: $100 and includes rootstocks for 5 apple or crabapple trees.

YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH US BY PHONE OR EMAIL TO INSURE A PLACE IN THE WORKSHOP.

AFTER WE CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE IN THE WORKSHOP, WE WILL REQUIRE A 50% NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WITHIN 10 DAYS OF YOUR CONFIRMATION.

This one day workshop will focus on bench grafting techniques but may also include a tour of our orchard and brief introduction to holistic orchard management. You are welcome to bring some of your own apple or crabapple scions. For successful grafts you need to bring last year’s new growth in straight twigs of around 1/4″ diameter and around 12″ long. Cut them just before the workshop. Bundle them together by variety, label them, and wrap the entire length in damp cloth or newspaper and then in a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator.

We will only have rootstock available for grafting apples and crabapples.

Bring whatever grafting tools you have; sharp knives, pruners, clothes for changing weather, drinking water and lunch.

To sign up contact us at: info@tooleystrees.com  or  505-689-2400 (This is a land line- no texts please!)

We expect to re-open the nursery for tree sales on April 3, 2020.

Our hours will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 8-5 through October with holiday closures as follows:

Easter Sunday, April 12; closing at 12 noon.

July 3-5, closed for the July 4th holiday weekend.

September 4-7, closed for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Many of you have asked us about buying bareroot trees. We will not have any available for this spring unless you made your order last August. We have moved out of bareroot sales into methods that are less work for us. We put our new grafts directly into 3 gallon fabric root bags last spring and will have an inventory ready of those soon.

WE WILL BE RAISING OUR PRICES FOR 2020. We will post those soon, as well as updating the website with available varieties.

You can always email or call 505-689-2400(land line- no texts please)

Please continue to water your trees and shrubs this winter/early spring! Its hard to say how often- it depends on how well your soil holds moisture and how much precipitation we get. Dig down a few inches with your hand or a trowel. If the soil is still moist, you can wait a few days and check again. Its ok to let them get a little dry between waterings.

Also, be sure to install fencing to protect from rodents: 1/4″ hardware mesh in a circle around the trunk of the tree, and for larger predators like deer, elk, bear, cows: large rings of field fencing or perimeter fencing.

See you soon! Margaret & Gordon

Check out our apple chart!

Check out our  apple chart. It is intended to give you an overview of many of the apples we have to choose from.