Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
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Owl Orchard
3174 Three Bridge Rd
Powhatan, VA 23139

Driving Directions 

Go to the intersection of Three Bridge Rd and Academy Rd and follow the signs to Owl Orchard


Don Smith 
Class Held By Don Smith Operator of Owl Orchard 

 Fruit Tree Pruning 

A hands-on class lead by Don Smith of Owl Orchard

Late winter is the best time to prune fruit trees and ornamentals. By pruning, you improve the plant’s health, thus reducing the needs for pesticides and improving water quality.  

What: The first hour will be a presentation describing fruit tree growth and why pruning is critically important. The next hour and half will be “hands on” experience as participants will perform actual pruning based on the information provided.

What to Wear: The presentation will be held in a barn. There will be restaurant heaters in use, but still check the weather forecast for suitable clothing. The “hands on” portion will be in orchard where it maybe places which are wet, thus, bring footwear that will keep your feet dry.

What to Bring: Pruning Shears. 

Other: Rain date is Saturday, February 17, 2024