Managing backyard fruit trees

March 29, 2014

XENIA — Greene County OSU Extension is offering information on how to plant, care for and prune apple, peach, nectarine, plum, pear and cherry trees. The clinic to be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The activity will take place at the home of orchardist Curt Marshall who lives at 1260 Old US Route 35 East. Information on planting, fertilizing, pest control, and pruning will be covered.

Cost of the event is $2 per household to cover handouts for those wanting them. Come dressed to be outside part of the morning. The class will be taught by Curt Marshall and Jerry Mahan. For more information call Curt at 937-372-6066 or Jerry at 937-372-5711. To help plan for adequate handouts call OSU Ext. at 937-372-9971 ext. 123 or email Lee Ann Hiatt at hiatt.32@osu.edu by 12 p.m. April 3 to make a reservation.