Free pruning demonstration offered to public


The Master Gardeners of Greenbrier Valley and the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Office are offering a free pruning workshop at the demonstration garden at the fairgrounds on Saturday, June 3.

Mira Bulatovic-Danilovich from West Virginia University is conducting the workshop which is open to the public at no cost.

Danilovich is the horticulture specialist and associate professor at West Virginia University and is also the WV State Master Gardener coordinator. She earned her PhD in pomology (the study and cultivation of fruit) from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is a specialist in orchard production and management. Danilovich studied and worked at Michigan State University Extension for 20 years as district horticultural educator and commercial horticulturist (fruit tree production and management) and as a county Extension director before accepting her current position at West Virginia University.

Danilovich will demonstrate how to prune the burning bushes at the demonstration garden and will also answer general questions about techniques for pruning trees and bushes.

The demonstration will begin at l p.m. at the demonstration garden on the north end of the West Virginia State Fairgrounds beside the open air pavilion. Everyone is welcome.

Call the the WVU Extension office in Fairlea at 304-647-7408 for more information.

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