Bruce Lloyd, of the WVU Extension Service will hold a tree pruning demonstration on Monday, March 11 at 5 p.m. at the Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Urban Orchard behind the Hospital on Rt. 33 west of Weston.
The demonstration will include pruning for fruit trees such as apple, pear, peach, and cherry. The demonstration will be held regardless of the weather, however, there is no shelter at the site, so dress appropriately for the conditions.
The urban orchard was planted by students from Lewis County High School in the botany class of Samantha Rogers in spring 2017. Local gardener Becky Wine, led the group of gardeners.
The trees are young so the demonstration will be how to prune trees in the first few years to establish a strong framework of branches to support fruit loads later on. While there is not typically much pruning to do on each tree at this young age, this pruning is like the foundation of a building … important for long-term success.
There is no charge to attend and no pre-registration.