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Master Gardeners – Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Clallam County Master Gardeners (left to right) Keith Dekker, Tom Del Hotal and Gordon Clark for a free fruit tree pruning workshop.

Find out how to get the most benefit from your fruit trees in fall by pruning them the right way this winter. Join Clallam County Master Gardeners Keith Dekker, Tom Del Hotal and Gordon Clark for a free fruit tree pruning workshop

Saturday, March 2nd 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden – 2711 Woodcock Road in Sequim

Pruning your fruit trees the right way can make them healthier, more productive and more accessible for you at harvest time. Since not all fruit trees should be pruned in the same way, Gordon, Keith and Tom will talk about the differences and demonstrate several pruning techniques as well as the proper tools required to do the job. They will also discuss the types of trimming needed for fruit tree strength, structure, shape and flower production.

Keith has focused the last 32 years of his career on the comprehensive care of residential landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As a Clallam County Master Gardener and active volunteer with PlantAmnesty, Keith contributes to his community by teaching classes and giving talks to promote best practices for successful, sustainable gardening.

Tom has been a horticulturist and nurseryman since 1977. He is a Certified Arborist and was a horticulture instructor at a local college in San Diego for over 20 years. Tom owned his part-time business, Fantasia Gardens, (a fruit tree specialty nursery and fruit tree pruning and consulting business that specialized in home and small-scale commercial orchard design and fruit tree management services) from 1983-2020. Tom is currently a Clallam County Master Gardner.

Gordon currently owns and operates Clark Horticultural, an organic landscape maintenance business which specializes in ornamental pruning. He successfully completed the Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, has been a WSNLA Certified Professional Horticulturist for over 20 years, an ISA Certified Arborist for 19 years, and a Master Gardener for three years. In the past, Gordon has presented many pruning lectures and demonstrations for the Master Gardeners and other organizations.

For more information on this workshop and other Master Gardener events, visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website at For questions, call 360-565-2678.


March 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County
(360) 565-2678


Woodcock Demonstration Garden
2711 Woodcock Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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