Pruning plum tree

Asked February 17, 2019, 11:58 AM EST

What is the proper time to prune our 30-year-old plum tree? Buds have started to form. Is it too late? This tree produces a ton of fruit. We want to control the shape a little bit. We aren’t sure what to do.

Douglas County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. OSU has a comprehensive article on pruning, that follows, with specifics on prunes and plums close to the end: Hope this is helpful. Good luck!