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When to Prune an Olive Tree.

Pruning olive trees. By Rick Coleman. More than 50 Nelson olive growers turned out to hear Marlborough olive pruning expert Adva Webber, lead them through successful olive tree pruning methods, on a grove in Tasman recently.

With many olive groves now reaching a significant age the importance of good tree design and maintenance was highlighted. This picture is from our local town Hastings City, they regularly trim all the olive trees for this beautiful manicured effect.

The time of year you prune affects the growth result from the prune.

Olive trees add a slice of the Mediterranean to the garden.

The growth result from the prune affects the volume of fruit produced by the tree. Always start your prune with the end goEstimated Reading Time: 1 min. over the health and productive potential of the trees/grove. Pruning reduces the tree size and at the same time stimulates new growth. Pruning is used to control the height of olive trees. Pruning configures the olive tree in a form that enables efficient harvesting whether by tree-shaking machinery or by hand harvesting methods.

Grow Olives Other Fruit Types.

Olive trees will grow well in most areas of New Zealand, as long as the right variety is selected for the climate conditions.

PESTS & DISEASES. Olives are relatively hardy to pests and diseases. The main problem is ‘peacock spot’ on the leaves, which can often be attributed to poor tree health. PLANTING IDEAS.