The University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a three-part series designed to show residents how to care for fruit trees and maintain a healthy orchard. The first session is scheduled for February 20th, but registration for the series has started.
Andrew Holsinger is a Horticulture Educator with the Extension. He says this is the first time he is offering this series, and that area residents have shown an interest in learning about caring for a home orchard.
The focus of the series will be apple trees, but Holsinger will be happy to provide information on other fruit bearing trees. He says caring for apple trees in this area can be a difficult task.
Space is limited for the series, and the cost per session is five dollars. You can pre-register by visiting their website here or by calling the Extension at 287-7246.