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Pruning workshop coming April 1

Are your fruit trees, grape vines and raspberries starting to look like a jungle? Have you ever wanted to learn how to manage your fruit producing plants and maintain their productivity?

Diana Alfuth, Pierce County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator, is offering a pruning workshop on Wednesday, April 1, that will teach you how to get those unruly trees, bushes and vines under control, and help you improve your fruit crop production.

The pruning workshop, taught by Dr. Robert Tomesh, Horticulture Specialist with UW-Extension, will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Maple Leaf Orchard, Spring Valley. Pruning is necessary to keep fruit crop plants as healthy and productive as they can be, and this session will give you the information you need to do the job right. Participants will see hands-on examples of apple trees and other crops in the un-pruned state, and learn how to make pruning cuts correctly to get the best performance from those crops.

There is a $5 registration fee for the pruning workshop and class size is limited with registration on a first-come basis. Dress appropriately for this outdoor workshop. To reserve your spot, send your check made payable to UW-Extension to the Pierce County UW-Extension office, P. O. Box 69, Ellsworth, WI 54011. For more information, contact the UW-Extension office at (715) 273-6781.