Mason Bee Alert!!!

The following is an excerpt from the August 2015 Bee Mail put out by our friends at Crown Bee: Right now mason bees are in a critical development phase. In a normal summer: Spring mason bees should be beginning a final development from larva to adult bee. If you were to open a few cocoons right now, you’d normally find…

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383 Year Old Pear Tree Alive and Well

Read about one of the first fruit trees planted by settlers in America: (external site) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/first-fruit-tree-planted-america-still-alive-and-well-age-383.html

Budding Workshop, Summer Pruning, and Potluck!

Saturday, August 1st 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Home Orchard Society Arboretum From 9:00 am until 11:00, join HOS members for a free bud grafting class that will teach you the basics of summer fruit tree grafting. Bring your hand pruners and a sharp knife if you have one. At 11:00 am HOS members will demonstrate summer pruning techniques using…

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The Home Orchard Society Turns 40!!!!

Join us for an evening in the orchard, Saturday June 27th from 4 till 7pm. The Home Orchard Society has been sharing scions, stories, and a passion for fruit with Portland area residents (and beyond) since 1975. Join us for an evening in our beloved demonstration orchard to celebrate our founders, members, volunteers, and mission of “promoting the science, culture,…

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Order your fruit sox today!

Hey folks! Spring is here and little fruitlets are growing on the trees! That means it’s time to order your fruit sox. Haven’t heard of fruit sox before? Read more here and order yours today!

Short video featuring Arboretum Manager, Tonia Lordy

Orchard People is a Toronto-based organization that is traveling around North America gathering information and interviews with fruit tree-related groups. They came to the HOS Arboretum in March and took some video footage. Here is the first short clip: http://www.orchardpeople.com/506b-planting-green-manure-around-mature-fruit-trees/ tag: HOS arboretum video

Come to the 40th Annual Fruit Propagation Fair!

Join us for the 40th Annual Fruit Propagation Fair! Sunday March 22nd, 10am – 4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds – 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR This event will be held at the main pavilion at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. In a few short hours, we’ll sell hundreds of rootstocks, give away thousands of scions, graft untold numbers of trees, complete…

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Join us for our Blueberry Pruning Class

Saturday March 7th 11am – 2pm @ the HOS Arboretum, Clackamas Community College Join Arboretum Manager, Tonia Lordy, for pruning classes to help improve your home orchard. Properly pruned blueberries produce larger crops of sweeter fruit and have less disease and insect problems. Tonia will demonstrate the best pruning practices for your blueberry bushes and provide guided, hands on instruction….

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