Pruning & Basic Care

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Basic Care

• Basic Fruit Tree Care
Tree Maintenance Calendar


There are endless methods and opinions regarding pruning.  The method and philosophy that will work for you depends on the context of your specific situation — is the tree already full grown?  Are you considering growing the trees from seed, from rootstock, etc?  The following resources will expose you to some of the methods.

Pruning – Jeffrey Johnson, MN Landscape Arboretum arborist
• Pruning – City Fruit, non-profit of Minneapolis, MN
• Pruning – Hilary Rinaldi, professional landscaper
• Pruning – radical take on “no-prune” method.  also this link
• Mature Fruit Tree Pruning Technique — Midwest Fruit Explorer member Allen Cosnow explains theory/practice as he prunes an overgrown apple tree

 Other Interesting Stuff

• What is Backyard Orchard Culture – Includes ideas for high density planting, successive ripening and pruning in a backyard orchard.


Tree Services that will prune fruit trees in Milwaukee area

Hoppe Tree Service