Pruning Services

Annual maintenance pruning on younger fruit trees is best done when trees are dormant; here in northern Nevada that’s mid-December to mid-March. Peaches and nectarines are best pruned just before blooming in March and April. Summer or fall pruning may be done to manage tree size and to restore older, neglected trees. Summer pruning is usually done after fruiting. I provide pruning services for fruit trees in the Reno area and I give lessons on how to prune-your-own trees.

I have a $60 minimum and will give you an free estimate before starting work.
If you want to learn to prune your own trees and want to build your confidence by working alongside me, I’ll be happy to teach you. If you like, get together with a neighbor or two and we’ll do all your trees together. Lessons are $60 per hour.

I am an ISA Certified Arborist; to find out more about the International Society of Arboriculture and why you should hire an arborist, visit

If you are interested having your fruit trees pruned or would like a pruning lesson, contact me and leave your name, address, email, phone number and the best time to call. Or call me at 722-6303. Thanks.

5 thoughts on “Pruning Services

  1. Richard Wolfson

    Hi Michael,

    I believe I have a peach tree that requires some pruning. My neighbor says you’ve been at my house before and speaks very highly of you. I know it is short notice, but can you come out this week? I didn’t know until yesterday that we were coming down to Reno. Thanks…


  2. Carla Magenheimer

    Hi, I had my apple and pear trees pruned last fall. The old gentleman, who is the expert, said his assistant was very knowledgeable and would be doing the work. Needless to say, my tree is shorter, but has doubled in girth and has branches hanging to the ground. It’s taking over the yard. The apples are plentiful and tasty, but most have at least one worm hole in them. The pear is in better shape but has a couple of low hanging branches.
    Could you give me a quote for pRunning? I’m also interested in learning to do it myself. I have a neighbor who might be interested in learning as well. We live in Sparks.

  3. Kelly Barnes

    Hello Michael. I live in the Elko area and need to have a number of trees trimmed. Do you have any recommendations for an arborist in this area? I appreciate your help!

  4. Kelli Radnothy

    Hi Michael,
    Do you provide services in Carson City? I’m looking to learn proper pruning for a mature apple tree.

  5. Carl Cahill

    I need to have two apple trees pruned. It’s been many years since I last pruned them. I have one red delicious and one yellow delicious.


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