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Pruning first year trees

After the first year in the field, it is absolutely essential to prune your new filbert tree.  The objective is to establish the scaffold framework that will determine the permanent shape of the tree for years to come.  Even though … Continue reading

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How to prune young hazelnut trees for optimal growth

Young hazelnut trees require yearly pruning in the orchard.  It’s crucial to prune new trees to establish the scaffold structure that will end up being the framework of your adult tree. When a tree is planted we remove all side branching, reducing the hazelnut … Continue reading

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Pruning yearling hazelnut trees

It’s hard to prune trees. Not difficult – just hard. I just pruned a couple of ancient apple trees behind my Grandpa’s house last month, and I felt like I butchered them.  So I understand. But the fact is, when … Continue reading

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