Cipressino single leader
Sep 8th, 2022 by Michael
Cipressino 1 gal single leader

We typically train our small trees to start out with a single leader. As they mature the lateral branching forms the basic vase like structure that favours high olive production (and strong primary branches). These Cipressino are almost two years old and have developed a good framework for healthy growth.

Pender Island olive pruning photos
Aug 1st, 2012 by Michael

Andrew’s summer project at the Waterlea Olive grove is to open up the centre of his olive trees by pruning out the central leader branch. This looks pretty drastic but the added light to the remaining branches will up his olive yield in the long run. Here are some photos from May when he started this project.

New Photos from Pender Island
May 17th, 2011 by Michael

Despite the cold winter and an interminably cold spring, the olive grove on Pender Island is looking very healthy. Andrew Butt has kindly sent us some photos which he shot last weekend. Check out this page for more photos. Here’s a tease:

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