If your tree is short enough for you to reach the upper.
If you notice any branches that are closer than 24 inches 61 cm to the ground, cut them off as well.
near the top of the tree. The best time to remove these shoots is pruning very old fruit trees summer pruning. Prune the tree to the same height annually.
Method two: If the tree is structurally sound but taller than you can manage safely, reduce the tree height slowly over a three-year period.
To reduce tree height, selectively cut to leave branches growing more horizontal to the ground.
Once you determine how tall you desire the tree File Size: 95KB. Oct 25, Pruning is meant to determine how and when the tree will fruit.
Therefore, training and pruning are two different aspects of modifying naturally occurring growth patterns. Training involves tree development and form, whereas pruning involves tree function and size. Training takes place in the first years of the tree's life. Pruning is conducted for the entire life of the bushnotch.barted Reading Time: 11 mins.