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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm$15 – $30
Interested in learning proper pruning techniques for fruit trees in Central Oregon? Join Heidi Noordijk, OSU Small Farms Coordinator to learn principles and hands-on techniques. Workshop will be held at Rainshadow Organics – their orchard has primarily young apple trees, but also cherry, pear, peach and plum. Heidi has over 20 years experience working with orchards and vegetable farms, and is an apple fanatic!
Please bring loppers and/or hand pruners, gloves, and sturdy footwear.
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and introductions
9:45 – 10:00 Tree anatomy and physiology (including resource allocation and thinning)
10:00 – 10:20 Pruning equipment, sanitation, basics of pruning (when to prune, where to cut and why)
10:20 – 11:40 hands-on pruning demonstrations and group pruning
11:40 – noon Wrap-up discussion
Noon(ish) – option to stay for farm-to-table lunch served directly from Rainshadow Organics. Lunch is extra $15 per person, and must be organized directly with Sarahlee ahead of time.
Please register online by March 12th. (Can pay by card or check). Space will be limited so register early!