IMG388Over the years that we have been runnning the Harvest Program, we have trained up a small team of expert pruners who have hands on experience with all varieties of backyard and orchard style fruit trees in all manner of wildness and disrepair.

These pruners can be engaged to help you in a number of ways to care for your fruit trees.

Generally we come in teams of two to your backyard as it is much more efficient this way. We can either prune along side you and teach you how best to look after your own trees, or we can just get in there and do the job for you.

We offer pruning in both Summer (Feb-April) and Winter (June-August) and depending on what types of trees you have and what their history is, your backyard will be better suited to either a Summer or a Winter prune.

When you contact us about coming to prune your trees, please let us know how many trees, of what varieties and roughly how big they are and what it is you would like done to them. We will then follow up with any extra questions we might have and if necessary do a quick site visit to discuss a plan of action.


  •  $44 (GST inclusive) per hour per pruner

We have a minimum visit of two hours so a pruning job will cost at least $88. There is also a small fee for travel if you live outside the township of Castlemaine.

To enquire about having our pruners come and give your trees some TLC email:

Summer pruning workshop

If you are keen to learn the skills of summer pruning and get to the job yourself, Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens are offering a Summer Pruning workshop on 14th April 2018 from 3:00 – 5.30pm. Click here to make a booking and head to their website to sign up for weekly fruit tips.

Casual employment opportunity

If you are an experienced pruner, have fruit tree knowledge and enjoy passing on your skills, this could be the job for you! We are looking for people to join our Winter Pruning Team where many of our customers opt to learn and prune alongside you. If this sounds like something you are interested in, get in touch by emailing