Pruning Fruit Trees

When we prune fruit trees, we typically have different objectives than pruning landscape trees. We pruning fruit to develop good form, maintain the tree at a desired size, improve branch strength, increase the circulation of air, and promote ripening of fruit. Keep in minde that excessive pruning and making heading cuts will promote an increase in vegetative growth and reduce fruiting.

For more information on Fruit Tree Pruning and Care visit:

Penn State University’s Fruit Tree Pruning Website

Cornell University’s Traing and Pruning Apple Trees

Penn State Univesity’s Innovative Technologies for Thinning of Fruit

Penn State University Tree Fruit Production Guide

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