February 27, 2020

How to prune apple trees in winter

Learn how to prune apple trees for better health and larger harvests…

Late winter, before the sap starts to flow and buds begin to swell, is a great time to prune your fruiting trees and shrubs. Thinning out branches and dead wood can help to increase harvests, improve air flow and reduce disease problems, and allow for easier harvesting.

This short video demonstrates how to prune apple trees in late winter to keep your trees healthy and productive for years to come.

You will learn what tools you’ll need for pruning, how to determine which branches to prune, and how to make your cuts to reduce potential for disease or damage to the tree, while encouraging growth that will allow for easier harvesting.

Watch now to learn how to properly prune an apple tree:

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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  1. Very informative. I grew up in Apple country but never knew there was so much to pruning fruit trees.

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