Prudent Winter Pruning

Prudent winter pruning is the best way to invigorate fruit trees in the home garden. We will demonstrate pruning techniques outside (via zoom) weather permitting.

In this overview/beginning class you will learn how to:

  • Prune deciduous fruit trees
  • Maximize tree health and fruit production,
  • Identify dead, damaged and dying wood

Presenter Master Gardener: Kathleen Putnam
Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil.

Presenter Master Gardener: Lisa Putnam
Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently operates a small sustainable organic farm and orchard in Woodside and a home vegetable garden in Portola Valley. Lisa is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Her passion is soil and compost.