CLEARFIELD – Pruning is essential to the productivity and health of fruit trees in the home orchard. In addition to ‘shaping’ the trees, pruning provides trees with more and higher quality fruit, easier pest management, and longer production since pruned trees tend to be healthier. The Garden Group, a Clearfield Center for Active Living program, in partnership with the Centre County Master Gardeners is offering a hands-on workshop for area residents aged 50 and older.
Martha Moss, Centre County Master Gardener, will offer instruction February 27 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Julia Himes, past Master Gardener, at 412 Sheridan Drive, Clearfield. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and may bring tools such as a by-pass pruner or lopper, saw, work or safety glasses, and leather gloves for hands-on training.
The Garden Group’s next meeting will be held March 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-Service Center, Room 131, 650 Leonard Street, Clearfield. Questions or additional topics of interest requests may be directed to the Clearfield Center for Active Living at 765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571. Reservations are not required for the Garden Group forum.
Programs and services of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mature Resources Foundation, and local and client contributions.