There’s nothing better than fresh fruit from your own backyard. But keeping your fruit trees healthy can be a challenge. Join us on Saturday, March 25 to learn how how to prune fruit trees.
Pruning keeps trees healthier and more productive. The Food Group is offering a free class on how to prune fruit trees. They’ll start in the classroom at the nature center, then move to the arboretum orchard to get hands-on pruning experience.
This class is offered as part of the Fruits of the City program, which helps communities grow and harvest local fruit for those in need. In 2016, the City of Roseville received a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to establish an orchard of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs. The orchard is located at the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum.
Participants will be encouraged to apply the information learned at this class to help nurture Roseville’s community orchard. Roseville anticipates harvesting up to two tons of fruit each season that will be donated to local food shelves. Learn more at www.cityofroseville.com/orchard.