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Category: Fruit Tree Pruning - Videos

Our Handy Tree Training Knot

Training branches to grow horizontally will encourage heavier cropping and less vigorous vegetative growth.  This handy tree training knot is easy to tie, and can easily be untied and adjusted... Read more about 'Our Handy Tree Training Knot'...


Starting an Espaliered Fruit Tree

Espalier trees are often grown against a wall, traditionally brick or plaster, but wires between posts can be used to support and train the tree. Read more about 'Starting an Espaliered Fruit Tree'...


Prune a Vase Shape Fruit Tree

With the open vase system, the leader is removed and 3-5 major limbs are developed as the basic shape of the tree. Read more about 'Prune a Vase Shape Fruit Tree'...


Pruning a Modified Central Leader Fruit Tree

The modified central leader tree form is recommended for trees which have no branches when planted and to encourage branches at a specific height. Read more about 'Pruning a Modified Central Leader Fruit Tree'...


Pruning a Central Leader Fruit Tree

A central leader tree has one main, upright trunk with whorls of branches, usually beginning 60-90cm above ground, then again every 45-60cm up the trunk. Read more about 'Pruning a Central Leader Fruit Tree'...