Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Fruit & Nut Trees
Pruning an Apple Tree (page 2 of 2)
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.
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