Pruning Workshop

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Pruning is both art and science. On January 25, 2020, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will present a workshop for both professionals and homeowners who want to learn how to properly prune their trees, including fruit trees and even small fruits. 

The workshop will cover when, why, and how to prune; tree assessment, proper cuts, developing good branching habits, looking for defects, correcting problems, and how much to prune. Working on real trees in the field will help participants improve this important skill. Instructor Ozzie Coor will host a short lecture followed by a brief shuttle van ride to a local small orchard for a hands-on portion to the class.

Ozzie Coor has been a dedicated volunteer trainer and advisor for the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Currituck County for many years. Ozzie is the president of Coor Farm Supply in Smithfield, NC and has over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is a member of the International Plant Propagator’s Society as well as multiple local and state horticultural organizations. Ozzie is also the author of several national and international articles.

Join us on January, 25, 2020, from noon to 3 p.m. Register online for this free workshop at https://hands-onpruningworkshop.eventbrite.com. If you have questions or need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Chris Blaha at 252-232-2262 or email ctblaha@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.