Saturday, April 10, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Pruning for Fruit Production

Berkshire Botanical Gardens is running an off site workshop (in Sheffield, Massachusetts) on Saturday, April 10, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The demonstration will focus on the specifics of pruning stone and pome fruit trees, and some small fruits including cane fruits, and ribes.  Unlike ornamental woody plants, pruning for fruit is a special science that is designed to maximize fruit production.  Learn the principles of pruniing for shape, size, and most importantly fruit production.  Watch a structural pruning demonstration on newly planted fruit trees.  Both semi-dwarf orchard trees including mature and newly planted trees will be available for pruning.  The class is led by Steve McKay, the Grape and Small Fruit Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension in eastern New York State.  he has a B.S. in entomology from University of California in Davis, and an M.S. in pomology.  BBG members $40, non-members $45.  To register and receive directions, log on to  Bring pruners and a bagged lunch.