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Pear Pruning Demo – Northern Site

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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2018 Pear Pruning and Horticulture Walk

Are you interested in improving your pear blocks? Are you interested in higher density pears or how higher density techniques can help you in your standard pear blocks? Join Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University Professor of Horticulture and Bob Gix, Blue Star Horticulturalist for a demonstration of pear pruning. We will discuss and demonstrate: tying, spreading and other ways to move away from loppers; simple branches, keeping branches headed up; and controlling the tops of trees in later years.
The Southern Region demonstration will be held on Feb. 5th. View event.

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Tianna Dupont, WSU Extension: (509) 713-5346,

Bob Gix, Blue Star Growers: (509) 669-6168


Stop 1. Bardin James Road.GPS: 47.495079, -120.443195.
From Red Apple Road (Stop 1) head NW back to US2/97.
Turn left on US2/97 (0.6 mi). First right onto Old Monitor Rd (0.9 mi).
Cross the bridge and continue S. Right on Pioneer Way (0.3 mi). Right Zager (0.2 mi).
Continue onto Barden James Rd.









Stop 2. Tigner Rd and Hinman.

Park on Tigner or Hinman close to the corner. We will walk up Tigner to 5999 to 5767 Tigner to look at three blocks there.

Follow Bardin James Rd to Butler and turn left (0.6 mi). Right Yaksum Canyon (0.2 mi). Left Binder (0.6 mi). Left Tigner (1.0 mi).


February 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758
Washington State University