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Fruit tree pruning demo offered Feb. 23

Citrus tree (Unsplash.com)

Citrus tree (Unsplash.com)

It is fruit tree pruning season and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County office, is offering a deciduous fruit tree pruning demonstration conducted by Extension Agent Jeff Schalau.

Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees, a news release states. Pruning demonstrations will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

The pruning demonstration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St., Chino Valley. It is not necessary to register – just come and learn!

Maps and directions to this workshop are available on the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension website at cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/pruning. Signs will be posted prior to the workshop to help participants find the location. Follow Extension Agent Jeff Schalau on Twitter (@jeffschalau) for timely information such as cancellations due to inclement weather.

People with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting 928-445-6590, ext. 221. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

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