According to Kevin Schoessow, University of Wisconsin-Extension area ag agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties, questions and other practical techniques on fruit tree pruning will be discussed and demonstrated on Saturday, April 5.
This outdoor hands-on workshop will be held pending site and weather conditions at Holmes Lake Apple Orchard 12966 Co Rd Z, in Grantsburg on Saturday, April 5 starting at 1:00 pm.
Schoessow and Bob Harthorn, owner of Holmes Lake Apple Orchard will be on hand to discuss the art and science behind apple pruning and give participants the confidence on how to properly prune. Bob and his wife Joni have been managing their 120-tree pick-your-own orchard for over 10 years.
This event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required in case the event is canceled due to poor site conditions or weather. To find the orchard, go 9 miles south of Grantsburg on Hwy 87, then head east for 1. miles on Co. Rd Z, watch for signs. A map and directions can be found at http://holmeslakeorchard.com/
For more information and to pre-register contact the Spooner Area Extension Office at 1-800-528-1915 or 715-635-3506.