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Fruit Trees: An Integral Part of Today's Edible Landscape - Norwood Evening Garden Club - Lecture

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

If you're interested in sustainability or just want to know which fruit trees would do best on your property, you won't want to miss Fruit Trees: An Integral Part of Today's Edible Landscape hosted by the Norwood Evening Garden Club. The public is invited to attend for a small donation. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Wesley Autio, fruit tree expert, professor, and Director of the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture, will share his vast knowledge of the topic.

While many fruit trees (apple, pear, peach, plum, and cherry) can be included in our New England edible landscapes, some species are more suited than others. Dr. Autio will talk about how to determine whether or not your site is suitable for growing fruit trees and how the variety you select will make the difference between success and failure. He will discuss the most important pests you need to know about and how to control them (or live with them), and what you need to know about the basic physiology that controls a fruit tree's response to management.

He will also discuss techniques to reduce pruning and improve fruiting, as well as basic pruning and training techniques that can help keep fruit trees in small spaces.

A member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, New England Garden Clubs, and National Garden Clubs, Inc., members of the Norwood Evening Garden Club have been providing education and public beautification in Norwood and its surrounding communities since 1996. The Club, open to novice and expert gardeners, draws its members from Norwood, Walpole, Westwood, Dedham, Medfield, Randolph, and Stoughton. For information about the Norwood Evening Garden Club, visit

First Baptist Church Carriage House
71 Bond Street
Norwood, MA 02062

Sponsor(s): Norwood Evening Garden Club
Time(s): 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 donation
Phone: 781-769-3854

Published on Friday, April 05, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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