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Fruit Tree Pruning: 10-Minute University™ Noon-Time Chat

Jan 26, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST


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Sherry Sheng

Pruning is important to fruit trees regardless of age. Young trees require vigilant monitoring and shaping to develop a strong framework. Mature trees need annual, skilled pruning to stay productive.

This class will discuss how to use different types of pruning cuts and when and where to apply them. Attendees will learn whether fruits are produced on spurs or shoots so that pruning stimulates an abundance of fruiting wood to support good production.

Join us and learn how to shape a young tree and steps for pruning pome fruits (apple and pear), stone fruits (plum, cherry, apricot, peach and nectarine), persimmon and fig.

Our speaker Sherry Sheng is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who leads and teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute UniversityTM Program. She began teaching gardening classes in 2006 and has many instructional videos to her credit. Sherry gardens at home, at a community garden, and co-manages a pollinator garden at a public park.

A recording of this class will be posted at, after the event.

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