Register Now for Extension’s Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration

Posted On February 10, 2016— Written By
NCSU's Dr. Mike Parker demonstrates proper pruning techniques for peach trees.

NCSU’s Dr. Mike Parker demonstrates proper pruning techniques for peach trees.

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday March 12 at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session to accommodate demand. Annual training and pruning are needed for fruit trees to develop proper shape and form but many growers are intimidated by pruning and neglect this important task. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much sooner and live significantly longer. Dr. Mike Parker, North Carolina State University Fruit Tree Specialist, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for apple and peach trees.

This demonstration is open to the general public and appropriate for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early!

Click here to register for the 10 a.m.-noon session – FULL

Click here to register for the 1:00-3:00 p.m. session.

For more information contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202.

Howard’s Farm: 7393 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Harold Howard planted his first peach trees in 2011 and later added apples, blueberries, blackberries, and vegetables. They opened Memaw’s Fruit Shack at the orchard in 2014 for direct sales to customers.