summer pruning

Permaculture West permawest at
Mon Aug 31 04:52:52 EDT 1998

	I'd like to hear (read) some comments on summer (non-dormant season)
pruning of fruit trees and berry bushes.  I live in the Pacific NW and have
recently heard strong arguements in favor of summer pruning for the
following two reasons:  reduces transpiration of tree thus increasing
drought tolerance, & decreases the potential for disease as less vectors
are prevalent during non-rainy months.  
	Can anyone lend credibility to either of these points?

Kirk Hanson
C/O Permaculture West
72 Mattson Rd.
Oakville, WA 98568
ph./fx. (360) 273-7117
e-mail: permawest at 

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