Free apple tree pruning field day

SAINT ALBANS — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free apple tree pruning and grafting field day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Avalon Acres Orchard and Farm, 234 Dexter Road.

Avalon Acres owner Mark Sheriff , an alumnus of the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program, will host. He will present information about general planting and management practices for apple trees then demonstrate pruning and grafting in the orchard. Apple tree growers and people who plan to plant apple trees this spring are invited to attend.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. Attendees should wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. Rain date is Saturday, April 26. For more information, to register, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Tom Goodspeed at 474-9622, or 800-287-1945.

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