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Pruning Fruit Trees

I have a few fruit trees in my yard, apples, peaches, oranges, and really need some advice on how to prune them. Can you help?

Master Gardener Answer:
There is a lot of information about fruit tree pruning on our UC IPM website. Here are links to pages that will give you good advice:

Apples: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/GARDEN/FRUIT/CULTURAL/applepruning.html

Peaches: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/GARDEN/FRUIT/CULTURAL/peachprune.html

Oranges: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/GARDEN/FRUIT/CULTURAL/citruspruning.html

If you decide that you are interested in finding an arborist to prune your trees, visit the Trees Are Good website to find a certified arborist in your area:

If you can’t find the answer on the site, don’t despair! We also have the capacity to personally assist you through our hotline.  Just contact us by email or by phone (voicemail) at 949 809-9760 and we will respond to your inquiry.
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