Tree care workshop in Reno

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The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers a free workshop on training and pruning fruit trees presented by Master Gardener Michael Janik, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, at Bartley Ranch in Reno.

The workshop is part of the Gardening in Nevada series of free classes presented by cooperative extension master gardeners 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February and March at Bartley Ranch.

Information at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 784-4848. Ask a Master Gardener at mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu

The Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener program trains local gardeners and works with them to disseminate safe, effective gardening information to their communities.

Workshop topics include:

Feb. 9 Rose care and selection

Feb. 16 Raising small livestock in urban environments

Feb. 23 Proper tree care

March 2 Selecting and caring for fruit trees

March 9 Gardening topic

March 16 Gardening topic

March 23 Vegetable gardening

March 30 Open question night


Janik is equipped to answer fruit-growing questions. He received master gardener training from Cooperative Extension, and put his research to work growing more than 100 apple varieties in his 4,000-square-foot orchard. He also grows cherry, plum, peach and nectarine trees, and currants, grapes, elderberries, raspberries and hops. He is accomplished at grafting and specializes in growing espalier fruit trees, which are trained to grow flat against a trellis or lattice.

SUMMARY

What: "Training and Pruning Fruit Trees" presentation, part of the "Gardening in Nevada" series of free Tuesday evening classes

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Feb. 2.

Where: Bartley Ranch, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno (Off of Lakeside Drive, 1/2-mile south of McCarran and Lakeside)

Who: Presented by Michael Janik, Master Gardener volunteer, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Sponsored by Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.


Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Ashley Vollmar at 784-4848 at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

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