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Pruning season is here
Lens: Pentax DAL1.4-5.6 50-200 Camera: K-30 Photo Location: Stormstown, PA ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F5 
Posted By: joelbolden, 01-21-2018, 07:36 PM

My neighbors, the Ways, are an old Quaker family who have owned the orchards this pic was taken on for five generations. Pruning a fruit tree for maximum production and maintaining it's health is as much as an art as it is a science. Three days ago I noticed the ladders were up and the men out in the rows. It has to be done before bud swell; which means cold work. The trees take on an almost abstract art form as they grow and age.

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Nice composition and light. Time for me to take care of our fruit trees as well.
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Great shot, Joel. I'm all too familiar with tree pruning. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in California and as a young man, I pruned more peach, apricot and nectarine trees than I care to think about! Grapes, too!
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Great shot, Joel. I'm all too familiar with tree pruning. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in California and as a young man, I pruned more peach, apricot and nectarine trees than I care to think about! Grapes, too!
Thank you. Yeah, I worked as a Plant Pathology Field Tech for Penn State, and our main research was apples and grapes plus I grow a lot of peaches.

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