Pruning Young Fruit Trees, From Choosing Tools to Making the Right Cut

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Saturday March 02

1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Location- Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $15 Member/$20 Not-yet-Member

Join Tracy Neal, certified arborist and long time Santa Fe landscaper, as we prune our young fruit trees.  This is the class for you if you have recently planted a fruit tree or are thinking about beginning to grow fruit at home. Tracy will recommend tools, discuss different styles of pruning, and you will get a chance to make some cuts on the trees in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden orchard.  Bring your questions and warm clothes; we will be outside.


Tracy Neal moved to Santa Fe in 1986 to run the nursery at Santa Fe Greenhouses. There he introduced many new and uncommon fruit trees to the Santa Fe market. Tracy has been a Certified Arborist since 2000, with a special fondness for pruning fruit trees. He has created a list of Recommended Fruit Trees for Santa Fe, based on research at state extension service field stations and his own researches. He has been using the orchard at the Botanical Garden since 2014 to teach fruit tree pruning classes.