It’s fruit tree pruning season and The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County is offering two free deciduous fruit tree pruning demonstrations conducted by Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. Demonstrations will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed. Signs will be posted prior to the workshops to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau on Twitter (@jeffschalau) for timely information such as cancellations due to inclement weather.
Directions: take Hwy 260 (General Crook Trail) to Salt Mine Rd, travel west on Salt Mine Rd for about 5.1 miles past Windy Point (where the road climbs over a hill) and to the straight section of road running north/south. South Silver Rd is on the left about 1/2 mile down the straight section of road. The Marmaduke Orchard is about 500 ft from Salt Mine Rd at the end of S Silver Rd. A small sign will be posted at the intersection of Salt Mine Rd and S Silver Rd.
10:00 AM Saturday February 23, 2019, at the McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St, Chino Valley.
Directions: take Hwy 89 to Chino Valley, turn west on Road 2 South, continue about 1.3 miles and turn right (north) on Maricopa St. The McLandress home is the fourth developed property on the left.
Can't attend a workshop? Click here to view deciduous fruit tree pruning videos presented by Jeff Schalau
Go to site for further info: https://cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning/
If you can't make any of the workshops follow this link for an article by Jeff Schalau: https://cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/anr/hort/byg/archive/fruittreepruning2019.html