Basics of Pruning Fruit Trees - Step-by-step explanation

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  • Published on:  Friday, April 9, 2021
  • One of the most common questions I see and hear is "How do I prune my fruit tree?". For many people, this is a daunting task because of the fear that has been put into people that if you don't do it right then the tree won't grow properly. It is also common practice to hear that pruning fruit trees require special techniques and experience.

    Well, I am here to tell you that pruning your own fruit tree at home is really simple and anyone can do it. All you need is to understand the basics of pruning fruit trees and tools. The basic principles you need are not complicated and form the basis of everything you will ever do relating to pruning your trees.

    There are more advanced pruning techniques that can go into a lot of detail and we will still cover those in future videos. There are also some trees that have different pruning requirements, however, if you apply these basics of pruning fruit trees you will never have a tree not grow, bear fruit or be healthy.

    Applying this technique to the fruit trees in your garden opens the tree to allow for better airflow and easier access to fruit. It allows for even growth and nutrient distribution and is aesthetically pleasing.

    If you have any questions, suggestions or recommendations on pruning fruit trees then please leave me a comment.

    Video Timeline

    00:00 - Introduction
    00:33 - About My Sustainability Journey
    00:41.- Overview of the basics of pruning
    06:00 - Complete view of pruned trees
    07:32 - Overview of pruning for a bushy effect
    08:58 - Explaining sap flow
    12:54 - Explaining pruning in the garden
    15:43 - Example of a pruned fig tree

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