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Tree & Small Fruit Pruning Workshop

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pruning done well is critical for healthy and successful orchard trees and fruiting bushes. Learn about the ins and outs of proper pruning by joining Laura McDermott, Team Leader, and Small Fruit/Vegetable Specialist at the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. This program is open to gardeners and farmers alike and will cover techniques for effective pruning, information on climate-appropriate variety selection, and pointers on disease and pest management. Laura brings years of experience leading small fruit outreach efforts, serving as a liaison with grower organizations, and regularly participating in applied research and demonstration activities.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be accepted until the workshop is fully enrolled or until March 7th. 

The cost to attend is $10 per person in the form of cash or a check made payable to “CCE Schoharie-Otsego,” which must be received by either CCE office to secure your spot by March 7th.  Payment should be mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 173 South Grand St, Ste. 1, Cobleskill, NY 12043, or 123 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326, or dropped off at either office.

Register online at or by calling 518-234-4303 x119 or 607-547-2536 x226.

If the event is FULL at the time you go to register, please call so that we may put you on the waitlist.

The workshop will be held at Middlefield Orchard, 2274 NY-166, Middlefield, NY.  Participants should dress for late winter conditions and wear suitable footwear. Participants are welcome to bring personal pruning tools.

In the event of adverse conditions, an online presentation will be offered at no charge. Registered participants will be contacted about weather-related updates, which will also be posted on and

For more information contact Erich Keena, at



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Middlefield Orchards
2274 State Highway 166
Middlefield, NY 13326

Last updated February 5, 2024