The Q&A Archives: Prune

Question: When is the best time to prune fruit trees? I have two pear, two apple, and one cherry tree.

Answer: In late winter, when the trees are dormant, is the best time to prune. You can remove a branch or two during the summer months, but pruning in the summer quite often encourages suckers or water sprouts (non-productive upright growth). Put it on your calendar for next February and your fruit trees will thank you.

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