Fruit Tree Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to unexpected circumstances, all fruit tree services (pruning, pest control, fertilizing) have been suspended until further notice. We share your disappointment, but we hope to resume these services in March 2024. Time will tell. We do expect that fruit harvests will take place as usual – from June to October – so stay tuned here or via GULB’s newsletter for updates and details about FruitShare activities in 2024. This program is very special to GULB and our local food community. Thank you for your interest! To make a donation in support of FruitShare, click here.

We offer the following services to homeowners registered in our FruitShare program with the understanding that they improve the health of trees, thus providing more and higher quality fruit to donate to hunger relief. Please only sign up for a service if your tree is registered and if you would like us to harvest it this season.

Service Package (Best Deal)

$300/ tree, $125/ each additional tree

This package deal includes the following services: pruning, fruit thinning, fertilizing, and guaranteed harvesting. We are offering this package as a way to increase our efficiency in harvesting so that we are able to donate higher quantities of food to those in need.

There is also an optional branch removal, which costs $150/load to cover transportation, labor, and the fee at the dump.

Pruning (January – March)

$175 / tree, $100 / each additional tree

We remove dead, damaged, and diseased wood, followed by suckers and water sprouts, and then crossing branches. Pruning can help encourage the growth of larger, higher quality fruit as well as make it easier and more efficient to harvest.

There is also an optional branch removal, which costs $150/load to cover transportation, labor, and the fee at the dump.

Compost Tea

Fertilizing (April/May)

$50 / tree, $10 / additional tree

We spray the trees with organic compost tea in the spring. Compost tea administers microbiology and nutrients into the soil which in turn, fertilize and improve the overall health of the fruit, trees, and soil.

Cherry Harvest

Organic Pest Control (May/June)


The most common pest afflicting both sour and sweet cherries in Utah is the western cherry fruit fly. Though cherries can still be eaten and/or processed with minor presence of this pest, too much damage can render the fruit inedible and unable to be donated. 

Maile harvest pears

Harvesting (June – October)

Sliding Pay Scale ($25 – $250)

Our harvest service will now operate on a sliding pay scale. You schedule a time, we bring volunteers out to harvest your tree. The harvested fruit is split three ways: between the homeowner, the volunteers, and hunger relief. Fallen fruit must be picked up prior to the harvest, or we will charge $30 / tree for the fruit pick up. At this time, we are only able to harvest trees between Bountiful and Draper.