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Pruning 50 year old fig trees

Posted by KenaParker GA (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 7, 11 at 13:36

I live on the south side of Atlanta GA and want to do a severe cut back. Can I get some guidance or advice.

thank you


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RE: Pruning 50 year old fig trees

A rule of thumb is to only cut back a third of an over grown tree. This could be done annually. If you had pics of the tree that would be helpful as well.


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RE: Pruning 50 year old fig trees

  • Posted by noss Zone 9 Lafayette (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 8, 11 at 2:19

What does that mean, a third of the tree? Cut back the branches by a third, or only take out a third of the tree?

Thanks,

noss


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RE: Pruning 50 year old fig trees

KenaParker:
First:Cut off all dead wood,next:
1.Thin a third of all branches,from incipient base.
2.Trim the rest,by cutting a third out of the lenght of every branch.
Now you got a judicious pruning Job that will go a long way in getting more ripe fruits,next Sommer.
You can do this every Spring with an old established fig tree.


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RE: Pruning 50 year old fig trees

Well said Herman


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