Fruit Tree Pruning Seminar

Since winter has arrived, the fruit trees are dormant. Now is the time to prune fruit trees before the spring buds arrive

Please join us for an educational seminar on how to
prune fruit trees

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Saturday, January 30, 2016,

10:00 a.m.

$5 Suggested Donation for non-members.

All donations benefit the             Community Garden

Deadly Citrus Disease Threatens California Citrus

Help Save California Citrus

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Protect your citrus trees from a plant disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) that can kill
your trees.  Learn how to save your citrus by protecting against HLB and the Asian citrus psyllid, the pest that can spread the disease.

Here are some tips provided by The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CDFA)

  • Inspect your trees – when watering or pruning, look for the Asian citrus psyllid and HLB disease
  • HLB symptoms can produce yellow mottling

    Do not move citrus – refrain from bringing citrus fruit or plants into the area from Southern California, other states or countries because this could carry the pest or disease to the region

  • Cooperate with agricultural inspectors – inspectors may request to inspect or treat your citrus trees
  • Buy local – purchase citrus trees from reputable nurseries in your area to ensure you’re buying a healthy tree
  • Dry or double bag plant clippings prior to disposal
  • Report suspicious insects or diseases – call the California
    Department of Food and Agriculture hotline (800-491-1899) if you think you’ve found the psyllid or disease

    photos provided by CDFA

For more information regarding the threat to California, visit The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program website: citrus:

You are Invited!

On behalf of the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden, American Legion 637, and Boy Scout Troop 228, you are cordially invited to attend the dedication of the recently constructed flagpole project at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden at 4 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015.
The flagpole project was constructed by Sean Kurdy and his fellow scouts with contributions by the American Legion 637 and local businesses.  The project includes two flagpoles that will fly the United States, MIA, State of California, and Boy Scouts flags along with a new sign for the garden.