Charanjit Singh seen here pruning semi dwarf apple trees in HB.
This picture shows pruning apple trees from a Hydralada orchard platform on one of the Freshmax Orchards in Hastings Hawkes Bay. A glorious fine day albeit cold, this time of the year in HB is awesome! Charanjit has been pruning fruit trees for many years. His wife prunes from the ground while he follows along on the machine working the tops. In these young trees Charanjit is using hand secateurs as the cuts are relatively small but he is fully equiped with hydraulic pruners for heavier branches as required. "Much quicker and safer than climbing ladders" he says. Contact Duncan or Jason for more details or visit www.hydralada.com