Tree Trimming - Knowledgebase Question

Cattaraugus, NY
Question by jaalvin
March 9, 2000
How to trim over-grown apple trees?


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Answer from NGA
March 9, 2000

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An old neglected tree can be quite a challenge and it may take several years to bring it back into good shape since you shouldn't take out more than about a third of the old wood at a time. Apples are normally pruned during the dormant season. This site: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/... includes detailed instructions with photos and diagrams. If you read through it carefully you will also find some tips on dealing with older trees and on pruning those without a central leader system.

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