Arizona Community Tree Council Presents
Fruit Tree Care in Arizona Edible Urban Landscapes
Friday, June 9, 2017
Location: Flagstaff Hirsch Center on 3350 Old Munds Hwy.
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
6 ISA CEUs Approved!
8:30am – 9:00am registration
9:00 – 10:00 Selection of fruit trees for edible landscaping.
Species and varieties that are suited for the various Arizona zones, including needed chill hours, water needs, pollination, tree size, tree lifespans, and microclimate considerations. Fruit trees come in four different sizes: Standard, semi-dwarf, dwarf, and less commonly, super-dwarf. How to choose a tree that will fit your space perfectly including when to consider growing urban fruit trees in containers. Successive ripening considerations.
10:00 – 11:00 Water harvesting to sustain fruit trees
How to identify and harvest alternative sources of water to support edible trees including rainwater harvesting. Site designing with water harvesting in mind. Understand the watering needs of fruit trees and the surrounding landscape for best production results.
11:00 – 12:00 Propagation methods for fruit trees
Exploring the various methods for propagating fruit trees including grafting, clonal propagation, cuttings, seeds and bare root.
12:00 to 1:30 – Lunch provided that includes edible tree products along with a presentation on utilizing Arizona’s edible food forests.
1:30– 3:00 Fruit tree care and pruning
How to care for fruit trees in urban landscapes. Information on soil and fertilizer, watering, pruning health, managing tree size, preparing for extreme conditions, pollination, and pests.
3:00 – 4:00 Harvesting of fruit trees in public spaces
Plan with harvesting in mind. Avoid the mess by making sure the tree is in the right location for harvest and work with the local food bank to support their efforts with fresh fruit. How to engage a community with a public harvesting opportunity.
Your ISA & PMD(formerly OPM) Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets. To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file.
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