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2023–2024 Florida Citrus Production Guide: Canopy Management

HS1303/CMG16 by Tripti Vashisth, Mongi Zekri, and Fernando AlferezAugust 16, 20232023–2024 Florida Citrus Production Guide

Chapter 12—Developing a Preventative Pruning Program: Young Trees

EP315/ENH1062 by Edward F. Gilman and Amanda BissonFebruary 21, 2017Trees growing in urban and suburban landscapes offer many benefits to the community. However, when a tree or part of a tree breaks, it can cause extensive damage to people and /or property. A preventive pruning program is an important tool used to help mitigate the risks from tree defects. Preventive pruning helps to promote good structure, making trees more resistant to storms and other natural forces. This fact sheet describes the components of preventative structural pruning, discusses how to determine pruning objectives, the pruning cycle and, lastly, proposes how to implement a preventative pruning plan for young trees in your community.

Chapter 13—Developing a Preventative Pruning Program: Mature Trees

EP316/ENH1063 by Edward F. Gilman and Amanda BissonFebruary 21, 2017

Hand Pruning and Training of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees

HS1372/HS1372 by Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan H. Crane, and Carlos BalerdiSeptember 8, 2020

Pruning Palms

EP443/ENH1182 by Timothy K. BroschatOctober 16, 2020Perhaps the most fundamental question to answer when discussing palm pruning is what should a healthy, properly pruned palm look like? Consumers must be educated that palms are supposed to have round crowns, not feather-duster crowns.

Pruning Shade Trees in Landscapes: A Plan for Training Shade Trees

EP276/ENH1022 by Edward F. GilmanJune 23, 2016

Pruning Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida

HS1359/HS1359 by Douglas A. Phillips and Jeffrey G. WilliamsonMarch 9, 2020

Pruning, Harvesting and Maintenance of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

EP622/ENH1358by Rachel Gutner, Tina McIntyre, Tiare Silvasy, Hamutahl Cohen, and Esen MomolAugust 25, 2022Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) principles provides a practical approach to food production in the home environment. Integrating pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to having a healthy edible landscape. The audience for this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is Floridian homeowners attempting to grow edibles, such as vegetables, fruits and herbs. Written by Rachel Gutner, Tina McIntyre, Tiare Silvasy, Hamutahl Cohen, and Esen Momol.

Summer Pruning in Low-Chill Peaches Grown in Florida

HS1377/HS1377 by Ali Sarkhosh, Dustin Huff, Trequan McGee, and Juanita PopenoeOctober 5, 2020

Training and Pruning Florida Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums

HS365/HS1111 by Ali Sarkhosh and James FergusonSeptember 5, 2018

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