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Fruit Tree Pruning Class March 23rd.

February 25, 2013
The Minnesota Project’s Fruits of the City program is pleased to announce our upcoming fruit tree pruning class March 23rd.  Join us as we learn practical pruning and tree maintenance skills applicable for all types of tree owners (including fruit trees!).

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue W.
West St. Paul, MN 55118

This class will consist of 2 sessions: a classroom lecture from 10 am – 12 pm on the latest theory and practical applications for pruning and training, and an outdoor demonstration and practice session from 1 – 3 pm at the nearby Dodge Orchard, with a one hour lunch break in between. Specific topics to be addressed include fruit production and tree longevity optimization, maintenance minimization, ease of harvest, and pesticide applications. During the outdoor session, participants will be guided in a hands-on experience, working on trees using hand pruners, handsaws, pole saws, and spreaders.  The cost of this workshop is $30.

Advanced registration is required through or by calling 651-789-3321.

action shotAbout the Presenter: Jeffrey Johnson is a Landscape Gardener with the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. He is a woody plants specialist maintaining the trees and shrubs collections throughout the public cultivated areas. Jeffrey has been a professional horticulturalist for over 30 years. At the Arboretum, he has managed the HRC’s orchards, Landscape Plants Breeding Program, recruited and retained a substantial volunteer corps, taught adult education classes, given tours, and attracted donors.

Contact for Further Information:
Jared Walhowe
Fruits of the City
Office: 651-789-3324


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