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Fruit Tree Pruning

with Master Gardener,  Charles Davis

Make the most of your fruit trees by pruning them to their full potential. Pruning some of your fruit trees in summer can help maintain a strong tree structure, reduce disease,  invigorate the remaining buds, and grow delicious fruit! Join Master Gardener, Charles Davis, to learn how to beautifully prune and care for your fruit trees with confidence. His talk at the Botanical Garden will include information on how to properly care and maintain fruit trees, followed by a demonstration of fruit tree pruning of selected fruit trees in the Botanical Garden.

You can print out the below handout before the presentation to follow along.

Download the FREE Master Gardener fruit tree pruning handout.

Presentation is donation based.
Suggested $5 for members/$10 non-members.
No preregistration required.
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Charles Davis has spent his adult life growing fruit trees and roses in California, Arizona and New Mexico.  When he retired and moved to the Central Coast in 2006, he enrolled in the University of California’s Master Garden Program and has spent 10 years in a number of capacities with them, serving as treasurer, vice president and president of the SLO Country Master Gardeners.  Since 2009 he has been the lead gardener in the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden’s Fruit and Nut Orchard in SLO and regularly conducts public workshops there on winter and summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees, as well the care and maintenance of citrus trees. 

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