This means that in order for us to have fruit every year we must ensure.
How to prune olive trees: practical and specific advice. There are many indications on how to prune olive trees, but some technical advice seems to prevail over others; the simplest way to manage this tree and its habits is to allow the development of three or four branches, leaving the center of the olive tree rather open, to allow it a good. If you have just got your olive tree and it looks spindly, but you want a full, bushier tree, you’ll need to do some strategic pruning to encourage growth.
This is pretty much the only way to get a fuller-looking olive tree. I will explain 2 different techniques suitable for young olive trees, ideally from one year old until their formative pruning is completed after about 4 to 5 years.
Folklore says that you prune the olive tree until it is open enough for a bird to fly through it. Hiding in the olive grove and watching the birds is not a very practical means of judging the overall density of the foliage. Science tells you that you prune until you have a leaf area index of three or four. Trimming Fruitless Olive Trees Step 1. Wait until the winter months when the fruitless olive tree is dormant and has dropped all of its leaves. Step 2.
Should you prune young trees?
Look down near the base of the fruitless olive tree trunk and follow it upward to locate any suckers. Step 3. Examine each of the branches closely. Jan 16, My mission olive is recovering from a mealy bug attack and is very spindly. It is about ft but doesn't seem very strong, granted it suffers the summer wind here but that is quite unavoidable. Lots of foliage came back up top (having followed the advice of local garden centre where I bought the tree).