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Pruning workshop hosted by Duvall Historical Society

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Greg Giuliani, longtime member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, and Randy Lee, member of multiple fruit societies and currently president of Snohomish County Fruit Society, will be demonstrating pruning techniques of apple and pear trees at the Dougherty Farmstead, 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd., Duvall, on Sat., March 25, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Dougherty Farmstead is a restored historical farm (circa 1888) with some of the oldest standing structures in the Snoqualmie River Valley. Greg will teach basic pruning techniques. There are four dwarf apple trees that need light manicuring and two others that need vigorous pruning. Folks can watch and do hands-on work on these apples.

Randy will teach renovation on an antique pear with several spars and lots of internal limbs. The pear, which is dangerous due to ladder work, will have the three-year renovation sequence addressed. Each attendee should bring their own pruning tools. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c45aaad2da75-20171.

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