Portland Fruit Tree Project’s spring tree care workshop

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Pear blossoms (Greg Tudor)

Learn how you can improve the health and productivity of your fruit trees. Portland Fruit Tree Project’s hands-on workshops are fun opportunities to learn basic methods of organic fruit tree care. The workshops are open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. Please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited number of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.

Portland Fruit Tree tree care workshops (except for the grafting workshop) are free for tree owners who have fruit trees registered with the Portland Fruit Tree Project, though contributions are gladly accepted! See below for details about this week’s workshop. Click here for information about other upcoming workshops.

March 27, 2011 Gift Trees Planting
Indian plum (Greg Tudor)

Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning:

Wednesday June 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, NE Portland, Cully neighborhood

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of organic pest & disease management for fruit trees in order to increase tree health and decrease fruit damage. In addition, this fun workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the importance of fruit thinning and gain some first-hand experience with this practice.

About the instructors:

Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University – specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the Pacific Northwest and East Coast.

Pete Kennedy has a BS in Geology from UC Davis, and Horticulture degree from Clackamas Community College. He has done groundwater modeling for regional water districts and hazardous waste sites, worked at the J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery in Boring, and is qualified to manage Oregon Tilth Organic Landscapes, having passed their Organic Land Care Program.

The location address and other details will be provided after you register.

Click here to register now for the Wednesday June 6 workshop.

Please contact Bob Hatton at the Portland Fruit Tree Project for more information at 503-284-6106 or [email protected].