Most fruit trees are susceptible to insect and disease problems affecting fruit quality and tree health. The best time to manage many of these problems is during the dormant season. However, knowing how and when to prune is essential for success. Lucky for folks in Western Washington, the expert on pruning fruit trees lives right in our midst and now is the perfect time to learn and prune.|
WSU Snohomish County Extension is pleased to present Westside tree fruit expert Gary Moulton in a two part lecture and hands-on workshop on Dormant Pruning.
Part 1 is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014; 69:00pm at WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium, 600 - 128th St SE, Everett, WA inside McCollum Park.
Part 2 is the following Saturday, Feb. 22, 2013; 11-2pm at Ed's Apples, 13420 339th Ave SE, Sultan, WA.
Topics covered include the basics of pruning with an emphasis on the techniques and goals of dormant pruning. During the lecture, 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. Then, during the Saturday hands-on, you'll put theory into practice as you work in small groups to prune several trees in the orchard at Ed's Apples.
In 1990, our instructor, Gary Moulton, starred in the video, "Easy Steps to Fruit Tree Pruning", demonstrating to Western Washington orchardists and backyard gardeners how to safely and effectively prune for maximum tree health and fruit production. The video is still available and Moulton is still helping people learn proper fruit tree care through workshops around the region. He has authored several WSU Extension publications, taught at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, and been a guest expert on the popular program "Gardening with Ed Hume."
Cost for the lecture only is $35, for both lecture and hands-on is $60 per person. Those attending the hands-on session must also attend the Wednesday lecture.
For the Saturday Hands-On: Please dress for weather and mud; bring gloves, pruners, and saws.
Enrollment is limited. Registration and prepayment is required to hold your spot. To register online, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/438394, or download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/documents/Pomology2014.pdf and mail with your check. For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at (425) 357-6039, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the workshop, contact Andrew Corbin, email@example.com, (425) 357-6012.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodation can request accommodation 21 days before training at (425) 338-2400. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.
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|