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Apple tree pruning workshop

 

Learn how to properly prune apple trees at historic Pettengill Farm on Sunday, March 4th from 1:30-3:00 pm. 

Join us for a timely, hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to correctly prune apple and other fruit trees. Teaching this session is University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Dr. Richard J. Brzozowski.

We will provide tools and goggles for the workshop. Work gloves and appropriate footwear are advised as we will be outside learning and working during the entire session.

Dick will share why, when and where to prune fruit trees with an eye to maintaining healthy and productive trees.

Dr. Richard Brzozowski obtained his Doctoral Degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia in Agricultural Education. In his work as Extension Educator, he travels throughout the County educating all agricultural topics. In addition, he oversees the popular Master Gardener program for Cumberland County.

Pettengill Farm is owned and maintained by the Freeport Historical Society(FHS). This 140-acre saltwater farm features an early 1800s saltbox, open fields, and wooded trails. Its small apple orchard, the focus of the workshop, likely dates back seventy or more years. Freeport Historical Society wants to rehabilitate the trees and bring the orchard back to full productivity.

The fee for this workshop is $5.00. FHS Members may participate at no charge. Registration and payment is required in advance. To do so and to get directions to Pettengill Farm, please call FHS at (207) 865-3170 or email us via our website www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org. In case of inclement weather, please call our office for cancellation information.