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Apple tree pruning

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Apple tree pruning

Pruning a tree is not necessary. In fact, plants in nature do not need human intervention, they grow and the fruits grow in the same way.

Pruning should be done either if the plant is in particular critical and irremediable conditions or to contain the size of the plant, or to increase the production of fruits and flowers.

It must be said that, above all, in the case of fruit plants, intervening with pruning operations is important to maintain the best shape of the plant and to have greater ease in harvesting the fruit.


How to prune an apple tree naturally

So, if you are a beginner, this pruning technique is certainly the one to be adopted, for you and for the plant. In fact, it will serve to give the appearance we want to the plant, while leaving it in a very natural way, helping the circulation of air and light that must not only shine on the plant but also penetrate inside the foliage.

This technique involves the removal of the complete branches, therefore already formed. To cut a branch you don't have to break it or cut it in half, but the clean cut must be done where the branch bifurcation. Pieces or stumps should not be left. Pay close attention to the structure of the apple tree, remove suckers or suckers.

When the branches are eliminated, it is advisable to do it with criteria, the plant must however remain beautiful and harmonious, therefore eliminate the dry or broken branches, even the crooked ones, and finally those that are too close to each other.

If you want to be precise, you can calculate a certain symmetry of the plant and on the basis of that you can orient yourself, otherwise, you can simply eliminate the branches, based on when said earlier.

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