A truly healthy tree requires proper maintenance, including appropriate pruning to encourage an attractive appearance and structural soundness. This is especially true of fruit-bearing trees, where a heavy crop load can break weak branches.
Jerry Turney, senior biologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture, will discuss the basics—the why, when and how—of home tree pruning, with special attention to fruit trees, during the next CSUN-al Gardening session at Cal State Northridge at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8.
Registration for the class begins Wednesday, Dec. 8. While the class is free, registration is required. To register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a space in the class.
Driving and parking instructions, as well as the classroom location, will be sent with the confirmation of registration. The same e-mail address may also be used for questions about the class.
The Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the university’s Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to geographically themed plantings and a butterfly garden, there are greenhouses where noteworthy botanic specimens are grown.
The garden is open to the community. Visit the Botanic Garden website at www.csun.edu/botanicgarden for more information.