Arborists and Tree Services
We recommend consulting with a certified arborist for many tree issues. While we are not able to recommend commercial services, the website for the International Society of Arboriculture has a search feature to help locate arborists who work in your area (use the search-by-location function). In addition to calling to ask about their tree pruning experience and pricing, we also recommend checking with neighbors for references. Also, the Canopy website has a Hire an Arborist page. They also list arborists and let you search for particular specialties.
Fruit Tree Pruning Resources
Our website has a selection of links covering Fruit Tree Pruning.
Peach Tree Pruning
Peaches and nectarines are usually pruned during the winter dormant season. It's important to know that fruiting takes place on one year old wood. The UC Integrated Pest Management website has a brief summary of peach and nectarine tree pruning. Even ...
Choosing a Tree
There are a number of good resources to help you select a tree: Selectree from Cal Poly, lets you choose plants by characteristics. Arboretum All-stars from UC Davis, with an emphasis on water wise trees. Our City Forest , a San Jose based non profit ...
Citrus Tree Problems
If you have problems with a citrus tree—including orange, lemon, lime—UC has resources that may help: Citrus Diseases and Disorders of Leaves and Twigs covers a range of problems including branch dieback, sooty mold, yellow leaves, and more. This ...
Why Does My Fruit Tree Have No Fruit?
The following articles provide information about why fruit trees aren't bearing fruit: Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear, UC ANR Publication 31-S68 (Web Archive link) Why is There No Fruit on My Tree?, PennState Extension, the UC article above is the best ...