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Pruning Apple Trees 3 When to Prune If you have a small orchard, delay pruning until it’s nearly spring. Allow for rain and bad weather, but plan to be finished pruning by May 1 or in time to begin spraying. In many larger orchards, the pruning begins soon.
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Jul 24, Apple tree pruning is tricky, but it’s very important if you want the tree to be healthy and productive. Some say the best months to do pruning apple trees are between mid-October to December, but actually you can perform it even during the summertime.
However, each month and season has an effect on the pruning treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jul 23, When to Prune Apple Trees Although apple tree trimming may be accomplished any time of the year, late winter to very early spring is most advisable (March and April), after the worst of the cold snaps to minimize possible injury due to frost.
Mar 16, CORVALLIS, Ore. - You can prune an apple tree any time of the year without hurting it, but late winter, just before spring, is probably best.
The worst of the cold weather is past, so you won't be subjecting the fresh cuts to severe icing, but you'll still be able to influence the tree's spring treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
February Apple – Prune apple trees only when the tree is dormant; this is a good month. General pruning is needed only to remove the vertical branches called water sprouts (no fruit is formed on a vertical branch), any dead material, and any branches that are rubbing together as they cross each other (to avoid possible disease problems).Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
Feb 25, New apple trees.
December Apple - Optional - set up a bird feeder near the apple trees to attract chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice, all good gleaners of insects on the bark of apple trees.
If you just planted your apple trees in the last couple of years, your pruning decisions now are important. They will determine the shape that the tree takes, and may influence how soon you get to harvest fruit.
However, this should not take you very long, because you will not need to make many cuts. Find out more about pruning.