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Fruit tree pruning question

Posted by doeslayr Macon, GA (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 18, 09 at 22:05

I have some 2-3yr old Yates Apple trees that need some pruning. I've taken pics of them to get some tips on what exactly needs pruning b/c they don't have the shapes that I'm seeing in the pruning manuals. Instead of seeing obvious scaffolding branches, I'm seeing several branches going upward at near vertical angles. I know this will lead to splits in the tree in later years.
Would any of you be able to tell me what to prune?
Thanks so much!

Here is a link that might be useful: http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?p=3218083#post3218083


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RE: Fruit tree pruning question

Looks like you got some good advice from the site where the pics were. Branch spreading will help. Here's your tree in the upright position.


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