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Sunday
May
22
2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning Sunday May 22nd, 1pm - 4pm SW Portland, Washington County, off Canyon Rd In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of springtime pest and disease assessment and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pests and diseases commonly found in the Portland area as well as the importance and how-to of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them. About the instructor: Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast. Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1605&reset=1