Safe and Effective Fruit Reduction Methods
Many property owners think of fruit trees as a nuisance, not a delight. For them, Gachina Landscape Management offers fruit reduction services.
Our professionals have the expertise to help you deal with sweetgums, olives, plums, liquidambars, berry-filled arbutus and other trees that drop fruit and create problems. Fruit falls on sidewalks, then becomes a tripping hazard or gets tracked indoors on shoes. Fallen fruit also stains cars, carpets, and other hard surfaces as well as attracting birds and their droppings.
Gachina’s fruit reduction solutions are an environmentally conscientious alternative to both cutting down fruit trees, which hurts your property’s aesthetics, or the time-consuming and costly option of methodically picking the fruit.
Our fruit reduction programs enable you to keep your beautiful fruit trees while slowing reducing their fruit production. We use methods that don’t harm the trees, yet effectively hamper the process that produces fruit.
How Gachina’s Fruit Reduction Program Works
Expert Gachina Landscape Management crews reduce fruit production by one of the following two methods:
- If we have enough notice / approval, we apply a special liquid product directly on the trees’ trunk three to four weeks before the flower’s bloom. This is the preferred and most environmentally friendly method. The product penetrates the trunk and reduces fruit production, with no harm to the tree or surrounding plant material; or drift effect on to adjacent cars, structures and / or pedestrians.
- If the trees are already in bloom, we perform the canopy method. This requires the product to be broadcast sprayed on to the canopy. This method is effective, but not preferred because it is less efficient, requires more product to broadcast, and more labor intensive requiring the extra step of covering plants below the tree avoid harm. Furthermore, public perception can be misled by observing a cloud of chemical move through the air.
A tree’s species determines the best times to spray – from January to April. In most cases, each spraying is done once a year. Each year a tree is sprayed, the less fruit is produced, the more control. Applying the proper dosage is also critical for best results.
Fruit reduction methods work better on some types of trees than others. Reductions of around 60 percent are common for Arbutus trees, but reach up to 80 percent in Olive trees. Weather also has a bearing on levels of reduction. Product needs to be fully dried before rain to be effective.
Call Us to Learn More About Reducing Fruit Production in Your Trees
Interested in finding out more about Gachina Landscape Management’s fruit reduction program?
Call 650-853-0400 today to talk to one of our customer representatives. We’re a full-service landscaping contractor for commercial customers in the cities of Oakland, Hayward, Monterey, and Redwood City, and throughout the Bay Area.
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