Cassie Martinez

published Fruit Tree Maintenance Workshop in News 2012-08-08 15:59:00 -0700

Fruit Tree Maintenance Workshop

Thanks to Herb Machleder and his phenomenal team for coming out to 24th Street Elementary School garden to lead a summer pruning and fruit tree maintenance workshop!

The event was a success thanks to the many volunteer teachers and students who showed up to practice summer fruit tree care on our 60 fruit trees. Herb and other local experts took the time to teach us about how to clean and sharpen our pruning shears and loppers on a regular basis, using rubbing alcohol, wire brushes, turpentine, and a sharpening stone. This practice is helpful to stop the spread of disease from one tree to another, make clean cuts to the branches and increase the lifespan of your tools.


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