Ann Ralph is the author of Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees. Publishers Weekly called the book “a thrilling read for the backyard farmer.” Ms. Ralph is a fruit tree specialist with 20 years of nursery experience in the San Francisco East Bay and the San Joaquin Valley in California. She currently teaches pruning classes in January and June.
Fruit Trees Simplified: Easy Harvest Pruning. Timed pruning offers a revolutionary approach to fruit tree care — winter prune for shape and summer prune to keep trees small and easy. This presentation covers fruit tree basics: the simple logic of pruning, how to prune for short stature and easy harvest, early training, seasonal routines, and pest and disease control. Learn about the benefits of small trees, getting started, pruning for aesthetics, and how to engage in the pleasures of the pruning conversation.