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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Pruning fruit and shade trees and shrubs

Pruning is important for maintaining the structure and health of trees and shrubs.  Proper pruning can also control and prevent certain pests.  Follow proper pruning guidelines to ensure you are pruning at the proper time using the proper method.

Plant-specific pruning information

Pests or disorders for which pruning may prevent or control problems



Environmental disorders

Additional information

Landscape management (UCR Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture)

Training Young Trees video (UC Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County)