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.
Two pruning demonstrations are scheduled. The first will be held on Saturday February 9 at 10 AM at the McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St in Chino Valley. The second will be held on Saturday February 23 at 10 AM at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S Silver Rd, Camp Verde. It is not necessary to register – just come and learn!
Maps and directions to these workshops are also available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension web site: cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning/.Signs will also be posted prior to the workshops to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau on Twitter (jeffschalau) to receive information of cancellations due to inclement weather.