Pruning Fruit Trees

Why Prune Fruit Trees                             

Pruning fruit trees is an important step in maintaining fruit production and the health of the trees. All types of fruit trees benefit from pruning, including apple trees. Prune established apple trees in late winter or early spring, while the trees are still dormant. Proper pruning improves the space between branches, which allows sun and spray applications to reach all the branches. It also makes harvesting easier.

  • Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard, PWN 400
  • Pruning to Restore an Old, Neglected Apple Tree, EC 1005-E
  • La Poda, (Spanish) EC 1543-S-E
  • Reducing Hazardous Fuels on Woodland Property: Pruning, EC 1576-E
  • Four Simple Steps to Pruning Cherry Trees on Gisela and Other Productive Rootstocks, PNW 592
  • Cuatro Pasos Sencillos para la Poda de Cerezos sobre Gisela y Otros Portainjertos Productivos, (Spanish) PNW 592-S
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