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Ever wanted to learn all about fruit trees?! Now is your chance.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

By Erika Johnson

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners present “Fruit Trees 101: Ten Things To Know When You Grow” on January 11, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:30pm. This is part one in a four part Home Fruit Tree Care Series.  Dates for the following three workshops are February 1, March 15 and April 19.

Download the flyer HERE.

In the first class of this series, learn the ten most important things that will ensure healthy trees and an abundant harvest, here in the Pacific Northwest.  The morning lecture includes: site requirements & prep, how to select a good tree, general care & maintenance requirements of different fruits, pollination needs, common pests, and more.  After a brown bag lunch, the class moves outside to explore the morning’s concepts with hands-on activities at Heritage Farm’s fruit tree orchard.

Advanced registration required: http://bpt.me/523163. The cost is $45 per class, or $160 for the entire four part series.

For more information, contact Erika Johnson at Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 360-397-6060 x 5738. Visit the WSU Extension Clark Count event calendar at http://clark.wsu.edu/calendar/index.asp

- Erika Johnson is a veteran Crew Leader (and Neighborhood Coordinator) from the Cascade Highlands neighborhood in Vancouver and has been planting with Friends of Trees since 1998. Erika was recently named Vancouver’s ‘Tree Steward’, receiving the Silva Bolds-Whitfield Urban Forestry Award for going to extraordinary lengths to inspire and enrich the quality of life in Vancouver through the protection and restoration of Vancouver’s urban forest.

 

 

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