Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop (Donnellson)

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a workshop on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training. Workshop will be held March 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Appleberry Orchard, 2469 IA-2, Donnellson, IA. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance. “Fruit trees in Iowa should be pruned and trained in the spring,” said Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Most ideally homeowners should prune fruit trees, such as apple and pear, between late February and early April. This workshop will allow participants to learn techniques and best practices that they can take home and perform on their own trees.” “It’s important for fruit trees to be pruned annually to allow for a strong, stable structure and desirable shape,” said O’Malley. “If trees are not pruned properly, yields can decrease and over-pruning can lead to little to no flowering in the growing season.”

This class is $10.00 per person. To register please contact the Lee County Extension Office at 319-835-5116 or The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 24.