Master Gardeners of Yolo host workshop on fruit tree pruning

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By Denise Cottrell, Master Gardener of Yolo County
Special to the Express

UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County (MGs) in conjunction with La Tourangelle Artisan Oils (La Tourangelle) will present a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the La Tourangelle Community Garden, located in Woodland at 16675 County Rd., 98B (Ashley Avenue north of Kentucky Avenue).

If you are thinking about planting a fruit tree or need to learn how to prune or care for those in your garden, attend this workshop. Learn how to select and plant fruit trees, and how proper training and pruning of deciduous fruit trees during the winter dormant season directs new growth, helps create a desired tree structure, and encourages spring fruit set.

This workshop, conducted by Master Gardener Steve Radosevich, will take place within the one-acre plot which La Tourganelle has dedicated to educational community projects that support workshops for elementary and high schools and regenerative agriculture. As this workshop will take place outside, be sure to dress accordingly, and in case of rain, the workshop will be held on Feb. 18 at the same time.

The relationship with MGs and La Tourangelle began in the spring of 2022. UCCE Master Gardeners and Yolo County Resource Conservation District aided by students from Woodland High School, volunteered to install a hedgerow surrounding the La Tourangelle Community Garden. In addition, a pollinator garden, designed by MGs, was planted to support the established vegetable garden.

All the produce from the garden is distributed to low-income families and Food Banks. In continuing to support the mission of both the MGs and the vision of La Tourangelle, to educate the community, MGs continue to maintain the pollinator garden and have partnered with La Tourganelle to present this workshop. This workshop is one of the MGs monthly events which addresses seasonal garden issues.

Additional Monthly events are listed on the Yolo County Master Gardeners’ website at under the banner, Public Education-Events. All events are open to the public at no cost. For further information about this workshop or other Yolo County Master Gardener events contact Jennifer Baumbach via email at

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