Chris Hilgert, master gardener and horticulture specialist with the University of Wyoming Extension, points to a branch on a young apple tree during the fruit tree pruning demonstration Tuesday afternoon at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center on Wyarno Road.

Hilgert demonstrated tree pruning techniques and answered questions during a workshop open to the Sheridan community. Hilgert said that pruning can be used to increase fruit productivity, manage diseases and control height and spread of the tree.

The demonstration is one of many workshops open to the public that are offered by the UW Extension throughout the year.