Pruning olive trees and reusing cuttings

by on March 31, 2010

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After the vineyard team finishes pruning grapevines each March, we move onto pruning 18 acres of olive trees planted on hillsides near Jordan’s two lakes. It takes just one minute to prune a grapevine, but an olive tree—due to its size and number of branches—requires 10 minutes of grooming to create proper shaping and light exposure, which ensures efficient picking at harvest and better fertility the following year. In this video, I discuss the olive tree pruning process at Jordan and how we reuse our wood cuttings.