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Master Gardener classes and events

By December 15, 2011

Pruning and Remedial Pruning of Deciduous Fruit Trees
Master Gardener Walt Miller will present information on good pruning practices to keep your trees healthy and under control from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 7. Proper pruning leads to more fruit production. Hands-on demonstrations using the proper tools will also be a part of the presentation.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

Rose Pruning
Join Master Gardeners Julianne Melchor and Eve Keener as they present a class on proper pruning of roses from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 14. The proper tools to use will be covered as well as the right time of year to prune. Different techniques for various rose varieties will also be covered as well as a hands-on demonstration.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

Living With Oaks
Handsome and enduring California oaks are found throughout El Dorado County.  New construction, irrigated lawns and cultivated land can endanger them and they need proper care to thrive. Join Master Gardener Heidi Napier for a presentation on the various methods to maintain and protect these wonderful trees from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

Beekeeping
Bees are a critical part of gardening in El Dorado County – without them we wouldn’t be able to enjoy many of our fruits and vegetables. But bees are under threat of disappearing from our landscape because of the inappropriate use of pesticides. Master Gardener Sharlet Elms will discuss how to raise bees and handle them safely from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Location: Building C hearing room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

Should you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge, please let us know.

Be sure to visit the Master Gardeners at ucanr.org/sites/edc_mastergardeners. Also check out the Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/El-Dorado-County-Master-Gardeners/164653119129.

Master Gardener office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. The website is ceeldorado.ucdavis.edu and the telephone number is (530)-621-5512.

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