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Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees

The University of California Master Gardeners of Lake County are proud to present two workshops on winter pruning of fruit trees. The first will be a class room presentation, followed by an outdoor, hands-on demonstration. A donation of $5.00 is suggested for each workshop to cover costs.

The first workshop, a presentation on “Pruning and Training Fruit Trees in the Home Orchard” will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Agricultural Center, 883 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, CA 95453; a wheelchair accessible facility. An RSVP to U.C. Cooperative Extension, 263-6838, is requested as space is limited.

The second workshop, a hands-on pruning demonstration, will take place on January 16, 2013 at 2285 Big Valley Road,  Lakeport, starting at 10:00 a.m. RSVP to 263-6838 to reserve a spot. Participants should bring gloves and pruners and be prepared to navigate uneven terrain.


Master Gardeners are a group of selected, trained residents who work as volunteer staff for the U.C. Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners provide accurate horticultural information on vegetable gardening, trees, soils, lawns, ornamental horticulture, insects, diseases, use of pesticides, and other related topics based on research of the University of California and other recognized research institutions.

The above information was provided by the Lake County University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). UCCE is the public service arm of the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR). Contact UCCE at 883 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport; (707) 263-6838, email - celake@ucdavis.edu.