Pruning Fruit Trees
The Art and Science of Pruning Fruit Trees
This workshop is offered in 2 parts, the first on November 7 and Part 2 on November 14th.
November 7 - Part 1
During the first session of this 2-part workshop, the basics of pruning fruit trees will be covered, along with some more advanced pruning topics. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions about pruning fruit trees. The workshop covers the basics, including:
- why we prune
- when to prune
- basic cuts
- how much to prune
- the tools to use for pruning
With this material as background, we share step-by-step process for pruning your fruit trees.
November 14 - Part 2
In this second session of the fruit tree pruning workshops, the information covered in session one (November 7th) will be expanded to focus on several critical topics that people raising fruit trees often encounter. In this session, we’ll focus on:
- We’ll begin with a brief review of basic pruning techniques.
Then we’ll dive into several common fruit-tree challenges:
- what to do with brand-new trees
- pruning young trees
- how to prune overgrown trees
- the role of pruning in treating infested and diseased trees