A Modern Homesteader

Shaping a Young Tree – Beauty Plum


Just pruned my baby plum tree for the first time, rather shocking what a first pruning looks like on a young tree. We bought this Beauty Plum bare root and on sale at The Plant Farm, in Smokey Point for $15. Great price on this tree which is roughly 4 feet tall.

Before Pruning

You see how straggly and long it is? Yea, afterwards it looked like it had a military buzz cut. I didn’t have another body handy to take an after picture. Hopefully, I’ll remember later.

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