Dormant Pruning Lecture & hands-On
Topics covered include the basics of pruning with an emphasis on the techniques and goals of dormant pruning. You'll learn what issues can be addressed or exacerbated, the physiology of a tree's response to pruning, along with what to look for when deciding to prune, or not to prune.
In the Hands-On session, you'll put theory into practice as you work in small groups to prune several trees in the orchard.
Saturday Hands-On only: Dress for weather and mud; bring gloves, pruners, and saws.
Note: Lecture & Hands-On are in different locations and on different dates!
Feb 19, 2014 6-9pm Lecture: WSU Snohomish Cty Ext Cougar Auditorium; 600 - 128th St SE, Everett, WA (McCollum Park)
Feb 22, 2014 11-2pm Hands-On: Ed's Apples, 13420 339th Ave SE, Sultan
Our instructor is Gary Moulton, now retired after leading the Fruit Horticulture program at the Washintgon State University Research Station in Mt. Vernon since 1991.
He holds a master's from WSU in plant pathology specializing in fruit diseases, and a bachelor's in pomology/fruit science from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.
Currently a consultant to the Western Washington tree fruit and wine grape industries, Gary is known as the 'go-to' guy on raising high-quality fruit and wine grapes on the "wetside" of Washington state.
Two locations: 2/19/14 6-9pm Lecture--Everett; 2/22/14 11-2pm Hands-On--Sultan (View)
see description for both addresses
Everett & Sultan, WA 98908 & 98294
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|