How to Prune Olive Trees

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When pruning olive trees, first you'll need to prune out any dead or decaying wood. Easily prune your olive trees with guidance from an expert gardener in this free video on fruit trees.

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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to prune olive trees. You'll just need a few simple materials. You'll need a pair of sharp pruners, either a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide, alcohol or a diluted bleach to insure that your pruners are bacteria and fungus free and if needed a stake and tie tape. The first step would be to examine your tree and to prune out any dead or decaying wood. After you do this, you'll be able to see what you have to work with. Okay, after you've cut the dead wood out, examine the tree and basically you want it to grow out like an umbrella for good air circulation. As a rule of thumb, anything crisscrossing, you need to prune because you want the tree to grow outward. Basically there you have it, olive trees need a little pruning here and there to be very very productive. I'm Jene and have a wonderful day.

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