Sometimes you capture video gold! Well, OK. “Gold” is subjective. But this video was exactly what I needed this week when I wanted to prune my pear and apple trees. My friend Shane Murphy of Tierra Madre Farm demonstrates how to prune a pear or apple tree.

Last year I recorded Shane, expert tree grafter and farmer extraordinaire, pruning our Asian pear tree. (“I’ll just shoot some quick-n-dirty footage to remember what he’s saying…”) Sure enough, this spring I couldn’t remember what the heck to do with my trees. Luckily, I remembered I had last year’s footage on my iPhone. In 15 minutes I knew everything I needed and was out pruning my trees!

If you’re looking for fruit trees, I highly recommend talking to the nice folks at Tierra Madre (www.tierramadrefarm.com). They’re super nice, super knowledgeable, and they really care about doing business that’s good for the earth and preservative of our bio-diversity.

The website says:

We are a small farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California that preserves and promotes the diversity of our world’s crops. Ordering from Tierra Madre Farm helps preserve our agricultural heritage. 831.423.3705

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