Explores the concepts and procedures of specific pruning techniques for various ornamental and fruit trees to influence flowers, fruit and growth. Response to pruning is predictable and can be a management tool. Cabling, bracing, cavity repair, injury from failure treatments, crown cleaning versus crown thinning, and topping alternatives like crown reduction and restoration. Students will learn practical application of pruning theories and principles.
CSU-Transfers to the California State University System for at least elective credit.
Recommended Preparation: None
1 UNIT: 1 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory