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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop March 19 and 26

learn to pruneThe Cornell Cooperative Extension offices of Schuyler and Steuben Counties along with Reisinger’s Apple Country are offering a pruning workshop on Saturday March 19, 2011 and will be repeated Saturday March 26, 2011 from 9 am until noon. Instructor Rick Reisinger will demonstrate pruning techniques on apples, stone fruits, nuts and berries throughout his family orchard at 2750 Apple Lane, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Other topics that will be covered include grafting an apple tree and renovating an older tree to improve fruit production. This fun, educational workshop is ideal for those that are new to fruit growing as well as the seasoned fruit grower.

This is an outdoor demonstration; participants should dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required by March 4, 2011 for admission to either workshop. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Cider and donuts will be provided. Call Schuyler County CCE to register at 607-535-7161.

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