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Pruning Fruit Trees 101

Fruit trees are relatively easy-care, especially if pruned to shape early in their life.

Apricot tree Moorpark variety, note vigorous vertical growth at the top. Image by the author.

Three tree shapes can be used for different fruit trees, natural, open centre, and central leader.

Natural with minimal pruning.

Remove branches crossing over each other that may rub and damage the bark allowing fungal and…

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com