Bruce Pape, Clallam County Master Gardener and coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard, discusses fruit trees in the residential setting from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, via Zoom. Submitted photo

Bruce Pape, Clallam County Master Gardener and coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard, discusses fruit trees in the residential setting from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, via Zoom. Submitted photo

Learn how to harvest your own tree fruit

Learn how to enjoy excellent home-harvested tree fruit from your very own yard from Bruce Pape, who has been nurturing fruit trees for more than 40 years. From noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, he will present “The First Years of Your Orchard,” on Zoom.

Planning to plant some trees this fall? Listen in and find out what you are getting into. Have a new home with fruit trees in the yard and what do you do with them? Pape will review the necessary orchard chores.

Join by computer at tinyurl.com/Pape Fruit, or call 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 913 3437 8338, passcode 673896).

For more than 30 years, Pape taught in the earth sciences and geography department at Central Michigan University. His graduate work was at Arizona State and Michigan State universities.

Pape has been a Master Gardener since 2012 and in that first year became coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard. He continues in that position where he answers queries from the public pertaining to fruit trees.

Sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, the Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series seeks to provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County.

The series is offered via streaming presentations from noon-1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday each month through October (in November, December and January, one program is offered). Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar (extension.wsu.edu/clallam) for the latest information on upcoming presentations.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

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