The long, cold days of winter anesthetize my soul. Apparently they do the same to fruit trees, because we are entering prime pruning season: the time of year when it won’t damage your tree’s essence if you trim back its branches.
Of course, with fruit trees you really want to prune correctly so that you encourage fruit production and reduce the chances of introducing disease. Which makes it lucky that the fine folks at FECO (the Freeway Estates Community Orchard) are offering a workshop this weekend on pruning young fruit trees. Ruth supplies us with the details:
Young Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday February 15th, 2014
10:30am to noon
Ingela Wanerstrand is a professional pruner with over 20 years of experience. She has a permaculture certification, teaches numerous workshops, and is an instructor in the Horticulture program at Edmonds Community College.
Join this seasoned pruner to:
– discuss different pruning strategies
– learn pruning techniques
Freeway Estates Community Orchard is located at 6th Ave NE , just north of NE 60th St, next to the sound wall on the west side of I-5. Parking along 6th Ave NE. Nearby bus routes: 26, 16, 66, 48.
Suggested donation: $10.00 per family. Proceeds benefit the Freeway Estates Community Orchard project.