OAEC schedules pruning workshop for Jan. 18
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On Saturday, Jan. 19 the Occidental Art and Ecology Center will offer a three-hour workshop on fruit-tree and vine pruning. OAEC’s orchard manager will cover the basics and benefits of winter and summer pruning for small, diversified fruit tree orchards.
The workshop will discuss tools and tool safety, reasons to prune your trees and basic pruning cuts. The workshop will also explore the art of pruning. Those in attendance will walk around the orchards at OAEC and discuss the different types of fruit trees and how to properly prune each type of tree. Some examples include apples, European and Asian pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, grapes, quince, and kiwi. The fee is $35, and the event is from 9 a.m. to noon. (There is a rain date of Jan. 27.) For more information go to www.oaec.org or call 874-1557 x101.

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