Press release

It hardly seems like time to think about fruit trees, but pruning in February and March is one practice that leads to fruitfulness. Join Purdue Extension Educator Kris Medic and others in a local orchard while you:

  • Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning, including "when" and "how."

  • Learn goals for pruning, and the cuts that get the job done.

  • See and try different kinds of pruning tools.

  • Find out about pruning safety.

  • Get hands-on practice with the trees.

  • Discover where you can find answers after the workshop is over.

    The workshop will be held on Friday Feb. 16th and Saturday Feb. 17th from 2-4 p.m., in Columbus. Only those registered will receive the address.

    For Friday, register at

    For Saturday, register at

    Dress for the weather and bring pruners and gloves. Severe weather may cancel the event.

    For more information contact Kris Medic with Purdue Cooperative Extension-Bartholomew County at 812-379-1665