Pruning backyard peach tree

Asked November 20, 2020, 5:40 PM EST

Hi, I would like to know if there’s any way to have a master gardener show me how to prune my peach tree? I watched a very informative video on the OSU Extension website, but I still am not sure exactly how to do it correctly. I’d like to have a good start, since this is the tree’s second season. I welcome any advice. -Jean

Washington County Oregon

1 Response


We don't have any services available for Master Gardeners to travel and visit your site to help you prune your tree.

If you send several pictures of the tree, I can mark them up to show you where to make cuts.

For peach pruning, I'd prune anything that's broken or damaged now, but otherwise wait until summer to prune. There's less risk of spreading disease via pruning in the summer compared to winter pruning.