Professional tree care ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events

    • 4 Jan 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Filippi's - 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego

    Our January Meeting topic will focus on Fruit Tree History in San Diego County.

    Many folks are not aware of the long history of Agriculture and tree crops in our area. The Expo in Balboa Park featured the Little Landers movement. This focus influenced interest that changed our early communities and advanced our standing in the State. Just one species like the Bonnie Brae Lemon led to a railroad coming to San Diego and also a promising citrus industry. The history we share will be fascinating to anyone who likes to learn about the impact of food trees on people and society. You may learn about the strange place names you see along the freeway or why certain areas have fruit names.

    Who were those 19th century visionaries that launched careers and industry? How and when it all began is worth knowing and may help us understand why so many different and common species are still found in our county. Not all of those solo trees are survivors of residential development but some certainly could be. The San Diego County Farm Bureau also emerged and provided guidance to more people with land development  for agricultural goals. Just think about the millions of dollars worth of Avocados that are growing here and the demand for the green mashed goodness that gets spiced and served at countless Superbowl parties.

    Please join us in January and listen to Kurt Peacock and Danny Simpson as they share some interesting local history. You may be inspired to attend or send some of your staff to the Fruit Tree Workshop on January 15th.  The Workshop will once again be led by Kurt Peacock and Dave Ephron. 


    • Free for members who preregister
      • $25.00/members onsite
      • $30.00/non-members


    5:30 Executive Meeting

    6:30 General Meeting/Dinner/Presentation, CEUs


    Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Scripps Ranch, 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Stein Family Farm 1808 F Ave. National City, CA 91950
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    Saturday January 15, 2022   8:00 AM- 2:00PM

    Come join us at The Stein Family Farm in National City for this hands-on demonstration and in the field practice to increase your skills and knowledge of deciduous fruit tree pruning.  This workshop requires your participation in pruning of these trees.

    • We will meet at 8AM for coffee and light refreshments
    • Status and needs of deciduous fruit at the Stein Farm
    • A brief overview of the “must do” tasks and timing to insure best care for and results from your fruiting trees and shrubs. Included are fertilization, insect and disease identification and IPM
    • Hands on pruning of the trees at the farm until 2 PM

    What to bring Hand Pruners, Loppers, Handsaws and gloves. Field attire & shoes

    Registration includes: Lunch, refreshments, handouts and CEU hours arborist & tree worker.  Please indicate if you are a vegetarian for lunch preference

    Location: Stein Family Farm 1808 F Ave. National City, CA 91950 street parking

    Cost: $75.00 Make checks payable to: PTCA of San Diego or email name & CC info to:   Voicemail: 714.639.6516

    MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED - We will follow Local COVID Safety Compliance.

    QUESTIONS ? CALL OR EMAIL Kurt Peacock 619-992-8508

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    2022 Fruit Tree Seminar Flyer.pdf

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