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WVSU offers fruit tree pruning workshop

By Staff reports

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- The West Virginia State University Extension Service will hold a workshop on the proper technique for pruning fruit trees from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton.

Scott Byars, program leader for agriculture and natural resources, said, "Pruning during the dormant colder months ... allows for proper tree care and makes way for new growth in the spring."

Proper pruning can increase fruit size as well as discourage disease by increasing air movement through the tree, Byars said.

The workshop costs $10 and will take place outdoors, offering hands-on pruning opportunities. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately. To register, call extension associate Brad Cochran at 304-541-3301 or email bcochran2@wvstateu.edu.


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