Sheridan R&E Center hosts fruit tree pruning session

State Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert explains the pruning process during the workshop at the Wyarno research center.
State Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert explains the pruning process during the workshop at the Wyarno research center.

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More than 31 people attended a fruit tree pruning workshop in October at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) facility in Wyarno.
Chris Hilgert, UW Extension horticulturist and state Master Gardener coordinator, led the workshop and demonstrated pruning trees. Keith Kershaw from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery provided information on suitable fruit tree cultivars and management practices for Wyoming.

Apple, pear, plum and cherry trees were pruned.

“A big thank you to Chris and Keith for providing the expertise and answering lots of questions,” says Sadanand Dhekney, assistant professor of horticulture at ShREC. “ I hope we can have more joint workshops in the future.”

Hosts were ShREC, the Sheridan County extension office, the Master Gardeners, and Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery.