Adrian Mendoza / Modesto Bee

It’s fruit tree pruning season again.

Week ahead: Learn about pruning fruit trees, roses

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

• PRUNING 101

Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

In these workshops, learn how to prune all sorts of trees and shrubs, including specific tips for fruit trees and roses. Watch live demonstrations. Bring questions.

• ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Marysville Community Garden, Second and C streets, Marysville

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 822-7515

UC master gardeners will lead this free hands-on workshop while demonstrating on the garden’s roses. Bring gloves and pruners.

• FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://cecentralsierra@ucanr.edu, (530)-621-5512

UC master gardener Walt Miller will lead this popular class that starts with tree basics (how and when they grow) and then cuts to the finer points of pruning: how to minimize injury to the tree, when and when not to prune, and what to prune to establish a structurally sound tree that produces fruit.

• ROSE PRUNING BASICS

Where: Bell Road Baptist Church, 1229 Bell Road, Auburn

When: 11 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.goldcountryrose.org

Learn the basics of rose pruning with several experts from the Gold Country Rose Society. Bring gloves and pruners.

– Debbie Arrington



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