Correctly pruning fruit trees can lead to healthier trees that produce more quality fruit! Who doesn’t want that?

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Here at the Organic Forecast we want share tips on how to correctly prune as far and wide as possible.  We promise pruning doesn’t have to be complicated! You can clip with confidence with some simple resources from USU Extension. We have something for everyone.


For tech savvy YouTube types, check out our 2017 post on pruning, which includes videos on pruning apples, peaches, grapes and berries!


Print out the handout below for simple, clear diagrams on basic pruning cuts that you can take right out in the orchard with you!

USU Extension Pruning Handout (downloadable PDF)

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