In July this year we went to the annual Toora Heritage Pear Orchard pruning day.
We have only done it a couple of times but it is always a good day. Not so many people turned up this time but we got through several rows of trees.
Most of the trees have been neglected and needed a lot of work to remove water shoots. The main mistake previous pruners had made was not to cut shoots and branches as flush as possible to the tree limb. This causes the cut to sprout many shoots.
I also collected scion for my own pear grafting.
The following weekend I returned with a friend to impart some of my limited pruning knowledge and collect some more scion for a few varieties I decided I wanted after all.