Thursday, February 27, 2014

Extension Hosting Tree Pruning Workshop at Galloway Park in West Plains on March 6

Contact: Logan Wallace, livestock specialist
Headquartered in Howell County
Tel: (417) 256-2391

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension will host a “Tree Pruning Workshop” from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 6 at Galloway Park in West Plains.

This workshop is being offered free of charge.

John Avery, a fruit grower advisor with MSU Fruit Experiment Station in Mt. Grove will be the presenter.  There will be hands on demonstrations on pruning technique for different species of fruit trees. Discussions will also address the pruning system for each species along with what to remove, what to keep, and what to look for when pruning.  The importance of pruning each year and the recommended tools to use for pruning will also be covered.

Pre-registration is requested. A minimum of 10 participants will be required to hold the workshop. Call the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391.


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