East Anglian Gardens, Landscapes and Community Spaces Designed with the Future in Mind

October, 2014

WORKSHOP NOTES onTree Behaviour and Reaction to Pruning (Spur bearing Apple and Pear Trees).

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Author:
charlotte

These notes are to go with my tree pruning workshops and are for revision purposes for those who have attended these. I hope that they will also help newcomers to pruning. What we want is a calm, long-lived healthy tree with plump ripe fruit. What it wants to do is be an unruly skyward reaching [...]

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Basic Guidelines for Maintenance and Renewal Pruning (Spur Bearing Apple and Pear Trees).

Posted on:
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Author:
charlotte

IMPORTANT : Prune apples and pears (pips) after leaf fall and before bud burst (Nov-Mar). Remove new water-shoots in Summer. Prune plums, cherries etc. (stones) after bud burst and before damp Autumn conditions arise (May-August).  Maintenance. Look around the tree, taking note of its general structure and the space between the branches. Remove dead, diseased [...]

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Formative pruning (1- 4yrs old) of apple and pear trees.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Author:
charlotte

IMPORTANT : Prune apples and pears (pips) after leaf fall and before bud burst (Nov-mar). Remove new water-shoots in Summer. Prune plums, cherries etc. (stones) after bud burst and before damp Autumn conditions arise (May-August).  1year old trees (maidens), Choose where you want the main branches to develop, they will remain at the height chosen [...]

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