University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will teach Intro to Apple Tree Pruning: The Older and Neglected on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 am in Elizabeth at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth.
Registration cost for this program is $5 and pre-registration is required by Monday, February 3.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Elizabeth office at 815-858-2273.
You may have inherited property that has a number of mature apple trees. You may also have ignored and neglected your apple trees for a number of years. Whichever category you fall into, it is not too late to get your trees on the path towards productive yields.
This course will go into the decisions you need to make when it comes to getting mature apple trees back into shape over the next couple of years. Topics to be covered include when to let go of trees, basics of seasonal/older pruning, disease/insect management, choices of tools, making the first cuts of a multi-year process, and working through visual examples of trees that have been neglected.