A few months ago, because even we with our total lack of orchard education could tell it was necessary, we tried pruning our four orchard trees, two apples and two pears. We were wimpy. We cut, and the trees basically looked the same when we were done.

BUT! We have an expert in the family. Cassy came up on Saturday and showed us how it’s really done. 20120325-162824.jpg

Cassy up on a ladder, held by Mom and Rich, sawing away at one of the leaders on this pear tree.

A successful pruning adventure, resulting in a MASSIVE burn pile full of fruit tree clippings!