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Pruning!

 
Matthew Moor
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Hi!

Does anyone know of any fairly in-depth online video tuition about pruning.. (shrubs, small trees, bushes etc)

I don't mind paying for something decent, but Im finding it hard to find decent online tuition/video.. I'm pretty fed up of reading about such subjects on the internet in a disjointed manner, im kinda saturated by that, and getting lost in an 'internet hole' over it..  or watching fragmented 3 minute youtube videos..

Im just looking for something reasonably conclusive..   the most suitable things I found so far are DVDs such as 'Pruning Shrubs with Your Personal Gardener' or 'Easy Steps To Fruit Tree Pruning'.. but both are DVDs that don't appear to ship outside America..

http://www.onegardenatatime.biz/pruning_DVD.htm
http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com/pruningdvd.html

Im just wondering if Im missing something that offers something directly online, some downloadable videos or something..  any recommendations?

Thanks, Matthew

 
Casie Becker
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I can't give you any information on downloadable videos, I have had good luck searching online when I need information.

This one 
  discusses tools, sanitation, and different pruning styles with some basic diagrams. Then he walks you through the process as he decides where to prune on multiple varieties of fruit tree.

Many common fruit trees (apples, pears, peach for example) are members of the rose family and use the same techniques. There's a lot of good videos about pruning for roses, as well as how to graft and propagate. Narrowing search terms to just roses can help reduce the internet black hole properties while still leading to useful information.
 
Matthew Moor
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Thanks Casie..

that looks great, i think probably I was looking a bit too much for a comprehensive general guide..  youtube does seem to be full of good stuff by narrowing terms to specific types of bush, 'raspberry bush' or 'fruit trees' 'roses' etc.. I can build up my knowledge well that way..  
 
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Welcome to the forum!

It seems to me that different trees and shrubs require different kinds of pruning.  So what I do is research the particular plant that I want to prune.  Maybe you prune in the fall or maybe you prune in the spring or even in the summer.  I have one shrub that we cut back to the ground in the spring.  Another that we only remove the dead part in the spring.

Then there is the question of are you pruning young trees or older trees.  Lots of variables.



 
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