Pear and Apple Pruning

Pear and apple pruning


List of topics

  • Why train and when to prune
  • Eight pruning cuts
  • Maintain a balanced tree structure: the 3:1 rule * Avoid forks * Keep trees open * Spreading branches * Keep the tips of branches up * Control growth in the heads * Keep leaders straight
  • Different buds
  • Renewal pruning: the 1,2,3 rule
  • Importance of 1 and 2 year old wood
  • Spur pruning
  • Containment pruning
  • Renovation pruning
  • Root pruning

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