Join the Railyard Park Conservancy and presenter, John Formby, for a free workshop looking at fruit tree care for our unique and changing ecosystem.
We will learn about common pests that attack fruit trees in our region and have an opportunity to view bug specimens! Attendees will go into the park for hands-on pruning instruction. The Railyard Park has numerous crab apples trees and an orchard of apricot and apple trees that we will learn on. All of the gardens in the Railyard Park are maintained by volunteers and the pruning help is much appreciated!
Tools and gloves provided, but feel free to bring your favorite loppers and/or gloves!
RSVPs appreciated : email@example.com
Meet at the Community Room – behind SITE Santa Fe
Dress for the weather
Presenter John Formby is a Forest Health Specialist with the State of New Mexico, Forestry Division. Previously, he was a private consulting forester specializing in forest restoration and wildlife habitat improvements. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Community Forestry and a Doctorate in Entomology. As a graduate student and post-doctoral researcher, he was involved in studying invasive species biology and their impacts on native flora and fauna. A drummer, climber, avid backpacker, and brand-new dad to a little boy, Elias Lee Formby.