Learn to prune fruit trees in Canton March 10
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:42 am

CANTON — The upcoming workshop "Hands-on Apple Tree Pruning & Orchard Fruits" will share techniques and tips for doing a good job on Saturday, March 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Local Living Venture partners with David Rice of Sweetcore Farm to share these skills, in this hands-on Spring edition of their "Backyard Fruit School" series, at a local orchard. Participants will take these new skills home and be able to work on their own trees while the season is ripe.

Rice, of Sweetcore Farm, will cover choosing and caring for pruning tools, as well as pruning lingo and ways to improve orchard quality and fruit health. He will focus on a "central leader style" and will also briefly cover special care for pruning neglected trees and training your apple trees. This workshop involves some hands-on activity and will also touch on berries, plums and other orchard fruits.

Attendance is limited and weather-dependent; RSVP at 315- 347-4223 or [email protected].

The fee is $22 general public, $40 couple/family rate for two people, and $10 for students. More than a light drizzle of rain or snow will postpone the workshop.