Care and Pruning of your Fruit Trees

Hands-On Workshop at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

Apples on a tree ready for picking with the event details as text over the image

Care and Pruning of your Fruit Trees

  • 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland, MI
  • Saturday, March 28,¬†10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Fee: $5 ¬†(*Please note the class has a 20 person cap so please reserve soon to guarantee a spot)
  • RSVP: bbarber@oaklandtownship.org or call 248-608-6807

Your Instructor

Master Gardener Clay Ottoni has been farming for over five decades growing fruit trees, cover crops, row crops, and vegetables. He regularly volunteers for Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Tollgate Education Center, earning the Golden Shovel Award. He is a member of Michigan Nut and Fruit Growers Association, High Density Orchard, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, and has been involved with 4H and several beekeeping clubs.

Clay will have a short presentation  before the hands-on field work begins in the apple orchard. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District includes nine restored buildings and barns as well as 16-acres of beautiful grounds, apple orchard, reflection pond, and vistas to enjoy year round.

Please bring gloves, hand pruners or loppers. This program runs rain or shine. Dress appropriately for outdoor Michigan weather conditions. Ages 14 and up.

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