Pruning Workshop Notes:
February 8th, 2020
At the garden, our apple tree has been pruned using the open centered technique. Other techniques include espalier pruning that has your tree growing on one plain. Last year our tree had a hard pruning, for deciduous trees, keep in mind that the harder you prune, the harder the tree will respond (or come back).
Unless hard pruning, on a normal year, you should take no more than 25-30% of the whole tree. Having said that, you should remove all dead, diseased and damaged branches.
How do you know what to prune? The goal is to take the tree back by ⅓, keeping a balance of new and old growth and fruiting and not fruiting branches.
What about Fig Trees? Watch this cool video by Bob Dunan for tips and tricks!