The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will hold free fruit tree workshops that will cover the basic needs of apple, pear and peach trees.
Learn about site selection, the differences between dwarf, semi-dwarf and seedling trees, proper soil conditions, pollination requirements, yearly fertility needs and tree spacing. Common diseases, insect problems and possible control options will be discussed.
• 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Swain Extension Center on Almond School Road in Swain County.
• 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Jackson Extension Center on Scotts Creek Road in Sylva.
Additionally, a workshop on how to train and prune is set to take place from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, March 2, in Swain County at an orchard location. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot in Bryson City on Main Street behind the old courthouse.
828.586.4009 in Sylva or 828.488.3848 in Bryson City.