Sep. 1, 2012, 9:30 a.m. at the Poway store: Join us as we again welcome Tom Spellman, Southwestern States Sales Manager for Dave Wilson Nursery, the largest growers of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in California. Tom gave a presentation last year that was standing room only. This year, Tom will discuss how the objective of “backyard orchard culture” is the prolonged harvest of tree-ripe fruit from a small space. He will show how many different varieties of fruit trees with different ripening times can be planted close together for smaller, but year-round harvests. Learn how trees can be size-controlled by summer pruning, so that they can be cared for and their fruit harvested without the use of a ladder. Tom will also discuss planting and training techniques, including the selection of compatible varieties, espaliering fruit trees, hedgerow growing, and other space-saving strategies.