Pruning Fruit Trees for Health, Production and Structure

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

1:15pm, Thursday September 26, 2019 - 2:45pm, Thursday September 26, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5


Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Healthy fruit trees generally require regular pruning to increase fruit production, to enhance light and air circulation, to decrease disease and pest problems, and to train the tree to fit into a desired space. Young fruit trees require a period of years to train so that they can be structurally strong, and very old fruit trees may require renovation pruning so that they can continue to be productive. Topics covered will include timing, types of training systems, pruning techniques for specific fruit types (apples, pears/Asian pears, cherries, plums/prunes, peaches, apricots and figs), and renovating old overgrown or neglected trees.


Bess Bronstein
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