PESHTIGO — UW-Extension of Marinette County invites all home fruit-tree growers to learn more about fruit tree pruning and training. A hands-on workshop which will allow participants to learn about and practice proper pruning and training techniques will be offered Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens orchard.
The gardens are located seven miles west of Marinette, on Marinette County Trunk E, ½ mile south of Highway 64, or ½ mile north of County Trunk D. Participants will have the chance to learn the how and why of proper pruning and then apply those new skills with hands-on practice. Scott Reuss, Marinette County UW-Extension Horticulture agent, will lead participants through the day’s activities and will demonstrate young tree training techniques, emphasizing annual maintenance pruning techniques, and discussing/demonstrating how to fix older trees that may need more assistance.
There is a $5 registration fee for this workshop to cover the cost of the publications which will be distributed as part of the opportunity, and refreshments. People may call Scott or Gina at the UW-extension office, 715-732-7510, or email to scott.reuss@ces.uwex.edu to preregister.
For more information, people may call the office, or visit http://marinette.uwex.edu/ for more information.