Question: When is the best time to prune apricot, peach and nectarine trees. One of my neighbors has trimmed a portion of my apricot tree in mid August yet the leaves have not fallen is this safe to do now, and will it give fruit next summer?

Answer: Stone fruit trees should be pruned in late winter or early spring; pruning in the summer should be avoided, if possible. Rather than go into detailed instructions on how to prune, here's a website that explains the process and has sketches to guide you:

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Best wishes with your fruit trees!

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