Time to prune apple trees?

gaia6b(z6B MA)March 10, 2010

When are you wonderful people pruning your apple trees, in eastern Massachusetts? Thank you.

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terrene(5b MA)

I had several Apple, a couple Cherry, Plum, and Crabapple trees at my previous house. I used to prune all the fruits trees in February or March, if the snow wasn't too deep.

The Sunset "Pruning Handbook", which I purchased over 20 years ago, says this about Apple trees: "The time to prune apple trees is in late winter or very early Spring before new growth starts."

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 7:14PM
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tree_oracle(z6b MA)

Most trees should be pruned right about now. The notable exceptions are maple and birch.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 11:21PM
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