Pruning Almond Trees

Pruning is a very important part of proper tree care, but many people find the task overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! Keep these things in mind:

  • You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (including the “experts”).
  • It is definitely best for your tree to do some pruning versus no pruning.
  • There are three main reasons you should prune your tree: its survival, stimulation and shaping.
  • If a tree is left unpruned, it will not grow well— and in some cases, may not grow at all.

NOTE: This is part 7 in a series of 10 articles. For a complete background on how to grow almond trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.