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Mon, Feb. 24

Learn how to prune fruit trees

It's fruit tree-pruning season and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County is offering two free deciduous fruit tree-pruning demonstrations conducted by Extension Agent Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. Demonstrations will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

Two pruning demonstrations are scheduled. The first will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S Silver Road, Camp Verde. The second will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St., Chino Valley. It is not necessary to register - just come and learn!

Maps and directions to these workshops are available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension website: Signs will be posted prior to the workshops to help participants find the locations. Follow Extension Agent Jeff Schalau on Twitter (@jeffschalau) for timely information such as cancellations due to inclement weather.

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