Portland Fruit Tree Project
Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management / Fruit Thinning
Saturday June 1st 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of spring pest & disease management and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of common types of fruit tree pests and diseases found in the Portland area, methods to control them as well as the importance of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them.
About the instructor:
Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast.Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
This workshop is free of charge (though contributions are gladly accepted) for tree owners who have registered fruit trees with us. Otherwise, please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.
This workshop will be hosted by one of our registered tree owners in SW Portland, in the Markham neighborhood.Exact location details will be provided after you sign up.
|Workshop Contribution Level|
|Standard Workshop Fee - Level 1||$ 25.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 2||$ 20.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 3||$ 15.00|
|Full Scholarship / Work-Trade||$ 0.00|
|PFTP Registered Tree Owner||$ 0.00|