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Home front: Tree walk, fruit tree pruning

Also: A new report says Palo Alto is among the top 10 best places to retire in California

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a tree walk at Mountain View’s Pioneer Memorial Park and a fruit tree pruning class.

TREE WALK … Arborist Jason Shirar will lead a free tree walk for Canopy at Mountain View’s Pioneer Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. The park is home to a wide variety of trees including Monterey pine, black walnut, California pepper tree, saucer magnolia and deodar cedars. Learn about these trees and find out about Canopy's work in helping to expand the urban forest. Pioneer Memorial Park is located at 1146 Church St., Mountain View. Register at canopy.org.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING … Learn how you can help improve next summer’s harvest by taking proper care of your fruit trees now at a free class on fruit tree pruning offered Sunday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. at SummerWinds Nursery. Get tips on how to prune your fruit trees during dormancy and also find out how to prevent other common problems such as peach leaf curl. SummerWinds Nursery is located at 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. For more information, call 650-493-5136 or visit summerwindsnursery.com/ca/events.

A TOP SPOT FOR RETIREMENT? … With high home prices all around, Bay Area cities don’t often crack the top 10 on lists of the nation’s best places to retire. But in September, personal finance website WalletHub dug into stats just for California cities and pronounced Palo Alto to be the Golden State’s sixth best place to retire. For its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places to Retire in California, WalletHub compared 28 key measures among 250 California cities, including adjusted cost of living, healthcare facilities and number of things to do. In particular, Palo Alto ranked second for family and general physicians per capita, 27th in healthcare facilities per capita and 33rd in its percentage of workers aged 65 and older. Eight of the report’s top 10 best places to retire are in the greater Bay Area; Los Altos, which came in second, was the Midpeninsula’s highest ranked city. At number five, Saratoga just edged out Palo Alto, and Los Gatos took the number one spot. To read the full report, visit wallethub.com.

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