Prune - Knowledgebase Question

Clarkston, Mi
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Question by mtroll44
June 17, 2007
When is the best time to prune fruit trees? I have two pear, two apple, and one cherry tree.

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2007
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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