Fruit Tree Biology and Pruning Class @ Phinney

This Saturday, January 15, from 10:00 am to noon, City Fruit is offering a class on Fruit Tree Biology and Orchard Management at the Phinney Neighborhood Association,  6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The course will provide a basic understanding of the systems of a tree – its root, vascular, and photosynthesis/leaf systems.  This knowledge will help you better care for your trees and produce healthier fruit. The class covers basic tree biology and orchard management month by month – when to prune, thin, manage pests, etc.

Finally, the class discusses orchard safety (especially ladder safety) and basic tools and equipment. Ingela Wanerstrand, is the owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible garden design. Ingela has been pruning fruit trees professionally for 15 years, works with the Friends of Piper’s Orchard and Plant Amnesty.

For more information contact Jill Eikenhorst, City Fruit Coordinator, at 206-783-2244, or check out their website at

All City Fruit classes cost $15 for members, $20 for non members. click here to register via Brown Paper Tickets.

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