The Joy of Pruning

We recently agreed to take on management of an adjacent orchard, which will add a lot to our productivity. 85 trees, 20 varieties. Here’s the catch: they’ve only been pruned once in the last 12 years and they’re kind of a mess! No matter — some time, energy and strategic cuts will bring these trees back to productivity in short order. In this short video, we’ll give you a look at the new parcel next to Windfall and show you how we approach pruning unkempt trees.

And keep an eye out for upcoming posts in which we’ll start the foraging season (fiddleheads are almost here) and look at how we do grafting, with one of our region’s greatest experts.