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Need Tree Care Tips?
You have fruit trees in your yard, but are unsure about when, how much and how often to prune. Ease your fears, this month's in-service recommendations will answer all your questions on fruit tree pruning The listed Webinars are by Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery. They are best viewed in the order given.
Dave Wilson Nursery is located near Modesto, CA, and is one of the largest growers of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in the US. For more information on fruit trees, go to their website: www.davewilson.com and click on the tab For Home Gardens. This website offers complete, easily accessible information on fruit trees. The list of written and video options on the left includes such articles as Backyard Fruit Tree Basics and Backyard Orchard Culture. If you click on #9 (DWN videos - index) it takes you to their “Fruit Tube Index” with short videos on Home Fruit Growing Basics, Planting, and Pruning.
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning 2012
Young trees (8:28)
Winter Pruning 2014
Youngish trees; reg. & espalier (13:32)
Winter Pruning January 2018
Several trees for variety. (19:24)
Summer Pruning Fruit Trees 2015 (7:46)
Spring 2014 Fruit Tree Care (7:50)
The San Joaquin Valley is the most important area in the state for the production of fruit and nut tree crops. What's important about growing these crops in our valley? It is the soil and the summer and winter weather. This relatively flat region is blessed with some of the best soils in the world, made up of alluvial deposits from several California rivers. Day and night temperature in the summer average 84 degrees. Winter lows average 45 degrees. Alluvial soils and moderate temperature make our area ideal for growing fruit trees.
Dave Wilson Nursery for your wonderful online resources about trees.
Dave Wilson Nursery is located near Modesto, CA, and is one of the largest growers of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in the US. For more information on fruit trees, go to their website: www.davewilson.com and click on the tab For Home Gardens.
Integrated pest management (IPM)
Successful IPM begins with correct identification of the pest. Only then can a selection of appropriate IPM methods and materials be made.