NGA Articles: Pruning an Apple Tree

Pruning an Apple Tree (cont)

By: National Gardening Association Editors


Use pruners for cutting limbs up to 3/4 inch diameter. Loppers can handle up to 1-1/2 inch cuts. Use a pruning saw to remove larger branches.

When apple trees reach a desirable height, cut the central leader back to the uppermost branch and remove subsequent upward-growing shoots.

Photography by National Gardening Association.

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