Introduction to Fruit Tree Pruning: Gardening in the Air


Whether your fruit trees are newly planted, old and neglected or somewhere in between, pruning is a much-needed winter task. This course lay out how to get your fruit trees toward the right structure and what limbs to leave or prune out. This class will cover apple, pear, stone fruit, and other types of fruit trees.

Register online by January 27.

Presenter: Grant McCarty, Small Farms Local Foods Educator, University of Illinois Extension

This program is part of Gardening in the Air, a virtual series offered January 30 and February 6 and co-hosted by University of Illinois Extension and Iowa State University Extension.

Sessions will be hosted using Zoom at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Central StandardTime. Participants may register for a single session or the entire series. Sessions are free to attend, but a donation is appreciated. Access links and handouts will be provided upon registration.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please contact Martha Smith at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for the requested accommodation. Some programs will be recorded. If recorded, closed captioning for requested programs will be honored after the event.

Other Sessions in the Series

January 30

Winter Gardening Activities


Food and Nutrition

February 6


Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs


Program Areas