Pruning Apple Trees - Knowledgebase Question

North Bangor, NY
Question by peryeam
August 8, 2007
How do you prune an Apple tree? I have 2 McIntosh Trees that have been neglected for years. I sprayed and took care this summer but they are too tall and full. How do I go about pruning and when is the best time?

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2007


Based on your description I am not certain if you will need to do a full scale pruning and size reduction, or possibly just some routine pruning over several years' time. Here are instructions for bringing back a severely neglected tree, should you opt to try it, and for working on a somewhat neglected tree. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

Good luck with your apple trees!

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