Pruning Parties & Insect Classes



*FREE Master Gardener Pruning Class
January 23rd, 2020
7pm – 9pm

United Church, 3912 Grandview Drive West, University Place

 ** April 18th Pruning Party Canceled due to Corona Virus**

*2020 Pruning Parties – Trained volunteers and Master Gardeners are available to assist people at pruning parties held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays at the orchard: 

  • February 1 & 15
  • March 7 & 21
  • April 4 & 18

People are welcome to prune at their convenience AFTER receiving appropriate instructions. Recommended pruning tools include work gloves, hand pruners, loppers and hand saws. Some tools available on site. Please carry all trimmings to the dumpsters.

Informational signage regarding proper pruning techniques and tools are also located near the Curran Barn as well as by the Espalier Fence off the Grandview Drive entrance into the park.

Click here to download the Volunteer Liability Form

*Insect Class at the Orchard Barn **Canceled due to Corona Virus**
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9am – 10 am

Learn how to deal with the dreaded apple maggot and other pesky insects at a FREE class taught by Master Gardener and Western Cascade Fruit Society member Bill Horn. The class is scheduled from 9am – 10am in the orchard barn, located at 3920 Grandview Drive West in University Place.

Please pre-register at

Be sure to wear old clothes and bring gloves.

Free Mason Bee Class

To Bee Determined


*Tree Care – Visit the Tree Maintenance page to read about proper pruning techniques and tools. You can also visit the WSU Master Gardener site.