Today I gave a presentation about tree fruit pruning at the Vandusen Master Gardener’s Harvest Festival. This was not a stellar weather day in Vancouver, but many hardy gardeners did make it. It was a great experience.
It is very clear to me that I need to post much more information about tree fruit pruning on this site. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting new information on a range of tree fruit pruning topics including apical dominance and how to control it, how to manage apple and pear trees to increase the number of fruiting spurs, how to identify fruit and leaf buds and many more topics. My goal is to provide this information in a logical fashion, posts building on previous posts. Many of these topics are important background information that should help you evaluate the growth of your trees and your pruning options to achieve the goals you have for them. Please come back over the next few days and weeks to see the new posts and to provide me with feedback how useful (or not) this information is. 🙂