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Green Thumb Lecture: The First Years of your Orchard
September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Learn how to enjoy excellent home harvested tree fruit from your very own yard from Bruce Pape, who has been nurturing fruit trees for over forty years. He will talk Thursday, September 23rd, about fruit trees in the residential setting during his Zoom presentation from noon to 1:00pm.
Planning to plant some trees this fall? Listen in and find out what you are getting in-to. You purchased a new home, and it has fruit trees in the yard. Fruit trees, what do you do with them? They need care. Pape will review the necessary orchard chores. YOU must keep them a manageable size in limited spaces or else. High density planting can lead to successive ripening and more diversity in what you harvest. The myriad of fruit tree varieties will be covered lightly.
For over 30 years, Bruce taught in the Earth Sciences and Geography Department at Central Michigan University. Graduate work was at Arizona State and Michigan State Universities.
Pape has been a Master Gardener since 2012 and in that first year became coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard. He continues in that position where he answers queries from the public pertaining to fruit trees. As a result, his knowledge of fruit trees, especially apples, has blossomed.
Green Thumb Education Series Presentations are held from 12 to 1 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. Talks are currently only being offered by online streaming, due to current social distancing concerns with COVID-19. Please see instructions for accessing the live stream. Presentations and associated printed materials will be archived on the local articles and archived presentations portion of our website. These events are free, but donations to help support the WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardener program are appreciated.