How to Prune an Apple Tree | Expert Advice
Too often, Phillips says, tree owners avoid cutting off bigger limbs because they’ve fallen in love with the shape they’ve given the tree. If the goal is to create light space, sometimes those large branches have to go. Then, only after the structure of the tree is in place, can the smaller cuts begin. “As you get more experience, the decision making comes more quickly,” Phillips says. “Once you make your cut, there’s an immediate feeling of Yep, that was right. Sometimes there won’t be that feeling. Then you know you have a couple of years to recover.”
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