General Pruning Resources
There are many sources of information about pruning. This FAQ is intended as a starting point into the subject. UC ResourcesPruning Small Trees and Shrubs, Ventura County Cooperative Extension Training Young Trees for Structure and Form, California ...
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 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: ...
Sterilized Pruning Tools: Nuisance or Necessity?
The Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture has an online publication on Pruning that recommends "If diseased plants are pruned, disinfect pruning equipment after each cut to prevent spreading disease. Denatured alcohol or a chlorine bleach ...