Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide. Buy It Here!

Kath Irvine's book Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide

I know how pruning worries you and ties you in knots, so I’ve created a concise guide. Small was my brief here, because home gardeners don’t need a tome! You guys need a simple understanding and a clear set of instructions. I managed to get it down to A5, and a mere 76 pages. She’s small enough to read in one sitting and take with you when you prune. Your portable pruning advisor 🙂

 It’s so great to get your book Kath – it’s even better than I expected it to be!! Feel like it’s a friend that will be standing next to me while I tackle my poor trees. Now I just need to get the jolly tools sharpened and rust free! Nicky Boughtwood, Wellington

Place your order at the bottom of this page, or if bricks and mortar is your thing – click here for a list of bookshops and garden centres that carry my book.


Chapter 1: Pruning Goals and a Few Important Tips
Chapter 2: When To Prune and Train
Chapter 3: Making a Good Cut
Chapter 4: Tree Trickery: How To Train Trees
Chapter 5: Choosing a Shape for Your Tree
Chapter 6: Training Young Trees from Years 1-4
Chapter 7: Pruning from Year 5
Chapter 8: The Art of Espalier
Chapter 9: A Word on Biennial Bearing
Chapter 10: How To Thin Fruit
Chapter 11: Evergreens, Figs and Berries

Want to see an extract?

Read Pruning Cuts Explained + How To Prune Feijoas

Environment first!

  • Printed right here in NZ on special sustainable stock.
  • To offset the printing of the book, I’m donating $1 from every book to Trees That Count.
  • Couriered by NZ Couriers, in recycled card packaging. Kudos.

Delivery Details

  • From the email saying Hurrah! your book is on it’s way; expect delivery in 2 days if urban, and 3 days if rural.
  • Please email me if your book hasn’t shown up in 5 days.
  • There is no courier on the weekends. A Thursday or Friday send off means delivery the following week.

How To Remove Extra Books From Your Order

On the right hand side of the shop page, you’ll see a cute little green box with a picture of a cart. Click on this box and it will open up, giving you the option to add or subtract books.


+ $5.60 courier, flat rate nationwide. Street Addresses only please, we don’t deliver to PO Boxes.
+ $4.50 rural fee

Wholesale Enquiries

Bookshops and garden centres, please contact Kath directly.