Plum Tree Pruning – Take 2

Plum Tree

Plum Tree

Last weekend I had my first go at pruning the plum tree and after a comment from a visitor to the blog it seemed that I had done it all wrong. Indeed, after taking the good person’s advice and googling “topping off” it became clear that I had make a bit of a mistake with it all. So today, I revisited the tree and had a go at sorting it out. Just cutting at will the branches and “topping off” promotes greater amount of new growth on the cut parts and so I suppose you end up with a bit of trouble during the growing season with the bits at the cutting growing a lot faster than elsewhere and possibly resulting in a bit of a uneven tree.

Following my reading up during the week, I tackled all the large branches that I have just left pointing up and took them down to more suitable points in the tree. My first attempted here again, but hopefully a lot better with the main branches cut way below the rest of the tree meaning new more rapid growth lower down within the tree instead of at the top.

I am not fully sure if I have done it right still, but possibly a better attempt than last week? Either way, we saved some of the off cuts to make “log pets”. We have a mixture here, the ones with three eyes or one eyes are not mistakes, they are alien log pets!

Discover more from Allotment Potatoes Sunflowers

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *