Fruit-tree pruning workshops set

The public is invited to join Purdue Extension in a local orchard to learn about pruning fruit trees.

Attendees will:

  • Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning, including when and how.
  • Learn goals for pruning, and the cuts that get it done.
  • See and try different kinds of pruning tools.
  • Learn about pruning safety.
  • Gain hands-on practice with the trees.
  • Discover where to find answers after the workshop.

The workshops will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and 25 on a farm just south of Columbus. Only those registered will receive the address.

For Feb. 23, register at eventbrite.com/e/thursday-fruit-tree-pruning-workshop-tickets-31157290294.

For Feb. 25, register at eventbrite.com/e/saturday-fruit-tree-pruning-workshop-tickets-31157721584.

Participants are urged to dress for the weather and bring pruners and gloves. Severe weather may result in cancellation.

Information: Kris Medic, Purdue Extension educator for agriculture, natural resources and community development, 812-379-1665.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.