Pruning Your Orchard

We offer pruning workshops each January, check out our Workshops Calendar page for details.  We are also available for site visits and consultations.

Pruning Resources

  • Pruning Manual by Dan Lurie, Filoli Gardens Newsletter - This is the best pruning manual we've seen.  Divided into three sections - Principles of Tree Growth, Training Young Trees, and Pruning Mature Trees, published in The Sundial, a newsletter of Filoli Gardens
  • Pruning to Restore an Old, Neglected Apple Tree, by R. L. Stebbins and J. Olsen, Oregon State Univertity - This completes the manual above by showing how to restore an old tree that has not been pruned for years; (hint: it takes a few years).  Follow this simpe, concise guide for good results.