The Dover Cassily Community Garden will hold a workshop on how to properly prune mature apple trees at the Community Garden on March 8, at 3:30 pm. Pruning experts Bill Lord and Geoffrey Njue, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Strafford County, will lead the hands-on workshop.
Many topics will be discussed, including disease and pest management, how pruning is an important tool in managing diseases, and demonstrations on how to prune apple trees. The workshop will end with workshop participants getting a chance to practice their new pruning skills on any of the 10 apple trees at the garden.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own pruning sheers and/or loppers. For more information please call (603) 749 4445, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation: $5.
Directions: From the corner of Chestnut St. and Sixth St. just north of the train station in Dover, take Sixth St. westbound away from town. After 0.5 miles, take a left onto Hillside Dr. Park in the large dirt parking lot on the right near our green shed in the back. We will meet in the parking lot, then take the trail to the garden field for the pruning demonstration.