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‘Selecting Fruit Trees for an Edible Landscape’ talk at Garland Farm

Event organizer: Kerri Sands
Event Date & Time: June 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Dr. Renae Moran | Contributed
Dr. Renae Moran | Contributed

On Monday, June 24 at 4:00pm, BAR HARBOR — Dr. Renae Moran will speak at the Beatrix Farrand Society’s Garland Farm 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, 475 Bay View Drive, about the many varieties of fruit trees that can be grown in Maine. She will share her experiences, both good and bad, over eighteen years of testing tree fruits at the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm.

Dr. Moran, an associate professor of Pomology and Extension Tree Fruit Specialist, researches the cold hardiness of apple trees, apple storage optimization, and new plum varieties for local markets. After her presentation, titled “Selecting Fruit Trees for an Edible Landscape,” she will answer questions about fruit tree care and any other issues in the orchard.

The talk will be held in the restored barn at Garland Farm. The historic property was the final home of prominent landscape architect Beatrix Farrand and now showcases her restored gardens and horticultural library.

Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Students attend for free. Pre-registration required; contact programs@beatrixfarrandsociety.org. Visit www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org for directions and more information.

The Beatrix Farrand Society is a nonprofit organization founded to foster the art and science of horticulture and landscape design, with emphasis on the life and work of Beatrix Farrand.