Can you recommend someone to prune my trees?
As volunteers for the UC Cooperative Extension, we are not able to recommend commercial services. We recommend finding a certified arborist. The website for the International Society of Arboriculture has a search feature to help locate arborists
who work in your area. In addition to calling to ask about their experience and pricing, we also recommend checking with neighbors for references
Pruning Apple Trees
Here are some Extension resources about pruning apple trees. Be aware that some of the advice in these non-California resources may be specific to a different climate, but the general approach for apple tree maintenance should be the same. Videos: ...
According to the UC publication on Planting Landscape Trees: "The performance of a landscape tree depends a great deal on how it is planted. Survival after initial transplanting, rate of growth and establishment, root development, and many other ...
How Much to Water Fruit Trees
When watering fruit trees, it's crucial to focus on the right amount of water per week rather than how long or often to water. A general guideline is to provide one gallon of water per square foot of tree per week during hot summer months, with ...
Can you recommend a garden designer or contractor?
As volunteers for the UC Cooperative Extension, we are not able to recommend commercial services. The Valley Water Agency has a website focused on South Bay Green Gardens with a landscaping resources page. It includes information about landscape ...
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 ...