Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Apr 05, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM


Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

Cost $5-$10

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Note: This event has been rescheduled for Friday, April 5.

Michael Dalquist from Little Elk Oranic Farm and the Central Chapter will be presenting a class where you will be taught the basics of pruning your fruit trees. Pruning is very important for training your tree to grow properly, eliminating unproductive branches, and helping prevent disease. While you’re pruning your trees, you may also select scions (twigs of the previous year’s growth) to use for grafting later. This class will mostly be out-of-doors, where you will be shown in person what to be looking for when pruning fruit trees, and even get to do some lopping and clipping yourself.

Note: This involves work with sharp knives and possibly climbing in trees or on ladders. If you bring children along, please be aware of the inherent risks.

What to bring: Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and (if you have them) a branch lopper, pruning saw, bypass shears, or stepladder.

Registration: Advance registration is required. No walkups, please. Fee is $5 for adults, or $10 for a family.

Address: Little Elk Organic Farm, 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

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Refunds for cancellations can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the event.