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U of I Extension Office Holding Apple Program and Pruning Workshop Friday

The Horticulture Department of the University of Illinois Extension is busy tomorrow as there are two workshops scheduled. The first, is a program that explains how to prepare and plant apple trees, as well as how to care for them and prune them. Then it they explain ways to use the apples for meals, to give the body better nutrients. Andrew Holsinger, Horticultre Educator at the extension office said one of the key things to keep in mind when growing an apple tree is to have patience.

That program is held at 1:30 at the Extension office off Webster Street in Taylorville, and could last a couple of hours. Holsinger said it costs $5 to participate and the extension prefers people to register ahead of time.

Holsinger said tomorrow night he is holding a workshop dedicated only to pruning trees and shrubs, that explains when is the best time of year to prune different types of trees, and what the benefits are.

The Pruning Workshop will last from 6:00-7:30 and will also be held at the extension office.

Holsinger appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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