Prudent winter pruning is the best way to invigorate fruit trees in the home garden. We will demonstrate pruning techniques outside (via zoom) weather permitting.
In this overview/beginning class you will learn how to:
- Prune deciduous fruit trees, grapes, cane berries and roses,
- Maximize tree health and fruit production,
- Identify dead, damaged and dying wood
Presented by Master Gardeners Lisa and Kathleen Putnam.
Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently operates a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and Portola Valley and is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost.
Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil.