Do your fruit trees have a good form and produce a consistent crop every year? Can you reach it safely to prune and harvest? If not, this class can help. Learn proven practices that will boost your confidence in pruning and get you ready for a date with your trees.
Pruning is important to fruit trees regardless of age. Young trees require vigilant monitoring and shaping to develop a strong framework. Mature trees need annual, skilled pruning to stay productive.
We will demonstrate how to shape a young tree and steps for pruning apple, pear, plum, cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, persimmon, and fig. You will learn whether fruits are produced on spurs or shoots and how to stimulate an abundance of fruiting wood to support good production. This class will discuss how to use different types of pruning cuts and when and where to apply them.
Our speaker Sherry Sheng is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who leads and teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. She began teaching gardening classes in 2006 and has many instructional videos to her credit. Sherry gardens at home and at a community garden.