“Can This Fruit Tree Be Saved (or Should It) ” with Randy Lee, Thursday, January 14, 2016 @ 7pm

What to do with an old, out of control fruit tree? Do you cut it down and start over?  Can it be productive again?  Randy Lee will discuss what to do with problem trees at the next meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society.  He will address how to progress on fixing their current situation, including when, why, and how to replace, rework and/or interplant their trees with the goal of sustaining or increasing yields of the fruit they desire, while making the tree itself more user-friendly.

Randy Lee has a degree in Plant Physiology from the University of Idaho, specializing in deciduous fruit tree and postharvest physiology. He spent a number of years as a private researcher for the largest grower/packer/shipper in Washington State.  He retired in 2010 after spending several years with Boeing’s Sea Launch Program.  He now spends his time fishing, shooting, volunteering (SCFS Board member, Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCSF) board member, research committee member for WCFS, Seattle Tree Fruit Society member), and being a happily married Dad and Grand-dad.

This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.  Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279.  A brief business meeting will precede the speaker


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