pruning apple trees - Knowledgebase Question

Glasgow, Ky
Question by l_jaggers471
May 29, 2007
When is the best time of year to prune apple trees. I live in southern Kentucky and have young apple trees that I would like to trim and shape them.


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Answer from NGA
May 29, 2007

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Apple trees are usually trimmed in the winter when they are dormant so you can easily see the branching pattern, however a small amount of pruning can also be done in summer. You may find the following guides helpful.

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsh...
http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/tre...

Good luck with your trees!

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