The Cut Above

A peach tree pruned.

On the winter days that aren’t too frozen or wet you can generally find me up a ladder cutting away on the trees.

Here in the Pacific Northwest I like to start pruning deciduous trees in January. This way [when they wake up] a lot of their growth will be in response to the cuts that were made. This is a fun part of the training process with plants. You cut, they grow.

I’ve cut over 20 trees this winter and that’s if you only count the fruit trees. I’m not an arborist, but I can prune large bushes or small garden trees. It’s just that I literally reach my limit at about 15 feet.

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6 thoughts on “The Cut Above

  1. Bridget, Fabulous once again. You write so well and have great ideas. Keep it up. XXAE

  2. Good job, as always, Bridget. AND so informative! I never knew these things about trees! Looking forward to the next blog….MOM

  3. Jim is just about ready to prune our Asian pear. Nice description and helpful. Nice to know you can’t hurt them.

    1. Great! Thanks for checking out blog! If it’s coming out of dormancy he may want to wait. Lots of good info on the internet to help with that.

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