What's New?

2014 Tree Adoption and Class Schedule info now available.

CORE Meetings:

 First Tuesday of every month
7pm - Building E-2,
UP City Hall Complex
3715 Bridgeport Way W

Reminder: Tree adopters are required to prune their trees at a scheduled pruning party.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jan-May Pruning Class Parties
May-June Apple Thinning/ Apple Maggot Class
June-Aug Summer Concerts
Sept Annual Cider Squeeze
   

 

Curran Apple Orchard Park

3920 Grandview Drive West

University Place, WA 98466

Pruning Parties & Insect Classes

*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:

April 27

People are welcome to come at their convenience to prune their trees. Recommended pruning tools include work gloves, hand pruners, loppers and hand saws. Some tools available on site.

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.

*Insect Management/Sticky Apple Class – Learn how to deal with undesirable insects and get the best fruit from your tree in a free class on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Curran Orchard Barn. Visit the tree care page for more information.

*Apple Maggot Sticky Balls – Learn how to concoct a sticky solution to eradicate the dreaded apple maggot. All participants get a free sticky apple to take home. After the class, help volunteers hang the apples throughout the orchard. (Recommended 4 sticky apples per tree).

Learn how to deal with the dreaded apple maggot and other pesky insects at a FREE class at the Curran Apple Orchard Park on Saturday, May 10. 

Master Gardener and Western Cascade Fruit Society member Bill Horn will discuss apple maggots and other insects that can plague apple trees along with options for increasing the chances of healthy fruit in the fall.

The Insect Management Class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the orchard barn, located at 3920 Grandview Drive West in University Place. 

Class participants will receive a free "sticky" apple to take home for their own apple trees. Please pre-register at apples@curranappleorchard.com.

Volunteers are also needed to help hang "sticky apple" insect traps throughout the orchard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wear old clothes. 

For more information, please email: apples@curranappleorchard.com 

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