Check irrigation emitters are all working. Anyway, one reason for pruning while the tree is dormant is so you can see what you're doing without leaves everywhere. Allows light and air to penetrate the canopy. Control tree size. Pruning of deciduous fruit and nut trees is normally done when the tree is dormant—essentially any time after the leaves are off and prior to spring bud break. February. Pruning typically should be done when the tree is dormant (fall/winter/spring). Fruit Tree and Vine Care Calendar The amount of pruning, of course, will depend on the condition of the tree. Sunlight is needed to produce fruit buds for the following year and for the fruit to color properly. Pruning can alternatively be done in the summer at the time fruit is thinned, then 2 months later and again after harvest. January is a good month to get started. Learn—month by month—the necessary gardening activities for lawns and shrubs, annuals and perennials, fruit and nut trees, and bulbs, roots, and tubers. The first step in rejuvenating a neglected tree is to prune it. While most items should wait until winter, there are a few pruning tasks you can take care of immediately. Prune berried shrubs or trees by harvesting them for holiday decorations. Promotes a strong tree structure. This is part of a series on How to Prune Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in your garden and how to choose the right tools. Mulching, Watering as needed. Lunar tree pruning calendar for 2020 year If you have a private plot outside the city, it is likely that there are plants on it that need care. Most backyard fruit trees will not need to be treated with dormant oils. Know the tree’s fruit-bearing habits in order not to prune or over-prune important fruit-bearing branches; be careful of the spurs and buds that produce the fruit. Mulching, Watering as needed. 1. Care involves mainly circumcision of plants on the lunar calendar at a certain time of the year, so that they began to grow more luxuriantly and give good results. Fall is the perfect time to examine your trees, shrubs, and vines and come up with a pruning plan. Dormant oil sprays are used to reduce overwintering populations of insects. Pruning is especially important when trees are young. It's not uncommon to prune trees soon after they break dormancy. January and February are good months for pruning certain fruit trees… Monitor Pear & Cherry slug: If damage is excessive, apply approved control methods. The pruning order sound simple. Add to Your Calendar 2017-02-04 11:00:00 2017-02-04 13:00:00 6 City Fruit: Fruit Tree Pruning 101 Join City Fruit for the 2017 fruit tree pruning 101! I am letting you know ahead of time so you can put it on your calendar. Fruit tree pruning is right around the corner. January. I think most prefer the spring, but winter might have advantages. 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