Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Pruning Fruit Trees
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC
Presenter: Dr. William Terry Kelley, Henderson County Extension Director, Fruit Tree Agent
Nothing is better than a beautiful, ripe, luscious fruit picked from a tree in your own backyard. Whether you are at the planning stage or have fruit trees already in place, tree maintenance is critical to healthy fruit production year after year.
Among those maintenance tasks are proper pruning to create optimal limb structure and to remove dead, diseased, and damaged limbs. Knowing how to do it the right way will pay off with healthier, larger fruit and bigger yields.
Come join Dr. William Terry Kelley, Henderson County Extension Director and Fruit Tree Agent, and learn how to prune your fruit trees. Dr. Kelley will lecture and demonstrate the right techniques for pruning fruit trees in Western North Carolina.
The talk is free but registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.
Directions to the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Center in Mills River
Travel west on Bolyston Highway (NC-280) past the Asheville Regional Airport. In 1.7 miles, turn right onto Ferncliff Park Drive at traffic light. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Old Fanning Bridge Road (past the entrance to Sierra Nevada brewery). Go 0.9 miles on Old Fanning Bridge Road. Turn right at the top of the hill onto Research Drive.