Pruning fruit is not difficult.
It is a skill that is easily learned.
Just think ahead, visualizing what needs
to grow on the tree or bush in the future.
By Sue Gray, Extension Horticulturist
Plants grow, propagate, survive insects, disease, drought, damage, and decline
until they ultimately die. To obtain the best results and assist the plant to
prosper humans often feel it is necessary to interfere with the natural process.
He will feed, spray, water, mulch and otherwise coddle his plants. However,
sometimes it becomes necessary for him to deliberately do what appears to be
bodily harm to his plants. If this is done correctly using the proper techniques
and timing it can enhance the beauty, health, and extend the life span of the
plant. This procedure is called Pruning. This article will briefly describe what
to do and when for some of the common plants found in the Tulsa County area.
By Ed Lee, Master Gardener
When pruning woody plants, remember when, what, how, and proper tools.
By Dana Dobias, Master Gardener
HLA-6228: Annual Pruning of Fruit Trees
EPP-7323: Managing Storm-Damaged Trees
HLA-6409: Pruning Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
HLA-6415: Training Young Shade and Ornamental Trees
Training & Pruning Fruit Trees (NCSU.edu)
Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner (Univ. of Missouri)