Bartlett Pear Pruning. Dr. Stefano Musacchi, professor of horticulture at Washington State University and Bob Gix, horticulturist at Blue Star Orchard shared pear pruning ideas at this spring’s Young Grower pruning demonstration in Cashmere WA. Here are a few of the concepts for pruning young pear orchards Musacchi shared. Cut off the top one-third of a Bartlett pear whip -- a tree seedling -- that is 3 to 5 feet tall.
If the tree is planted in the fall, wait until bud swell in the spring for the first pruning. Pruning is a practice that is periodically required on all woody landscape plants.
Fruit trees, shrubs, young trees, or mature, Bartlett Tree Experts can provide all of your pruning needs. Click on a tab below for more information on each aspect of pruning. On mature trees, proper pruning is required to remove dead and dying branches to. The goal of these demonstrations is to cover pear pruning for higher density orchards, of which many techniques can be used in larger trees as well. Here are a few of the concepts for pruning young pear orchards Musacchi shared.
Create the tree architecture and promote renewal “The secret to pruning is to find balance” Musacchi explains. Apr 29, Cut off the top one-third of a pear whip (a tree seedling) that is 3 to 5 feet tall. If the tree is planted in the fall, wait until bud swell in the spring for the first pruning.
Select one lateral branch during the first growing season, and remove all shoots except 93%. Jun 20, Limit spring and summer pruning to light thinning and try to avoid trimming pear trees after midsummer. Pear tree pruning also begins at planting time. Cut back young, unbranched trees 33 to 36 inches ( cm.) above the ground to encourage good branching. If your new tree has plenty of branches, remove those that are less than 18 inches.