Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Pruning Fruit Trees in Winter

Date: February 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Contact: Margaret Chu at

Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

Location: Novato Charter School (school garden entrance)

Event Details

Title: “Pruning Fruit Trees in Winter”

The Program:  Join us and learn why fruit trees are pruned in the winter and the specific pruning cuts for fruit trees. Additionally, learn how and why different fruit trees are pruned, based on their fruit bearing properties. Learn how winter pruning can improve a fruit tree’s health and its fruit production. This is a
one-hour presentation followed by a 30-minute demonstration in the school garden.

The workshop is cancelled if it rains.

The Speaker: Susan Pearson and Laura Colvin are Marin Master Gardener Pruning Guild, Journeyman pruners. They have two years of extensive lecture and hands-on training from certified pruners. While continuing to gain pruning knowledge and skills from experts, they are now mentors to new Pruning Guild members. Susan Pearson has owned and operated a commercial orchard.

Registration:  Registration begins immediately and ends when the maximum number of 15 participants register.

Cost:  None     

CE:  1.5 hours                                                         

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sponsors: Marin Master Gardeners Pruning Guild and the Novato Charter School

Location: Novato Charter School, 940 C Street (school garden entrance), Novato

Parking: Abundant free parking

Contact: Margaret Chu at


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