When do I trim apple trees?

Answer To encourage growth as well as fruit production, apple trees should be trimmed during the dormant season, when the tree is not bearing fruit. Trim the tree the first season after it is planted and ... Read More »

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How do I trim wild apple trees?

Remove any dead, damaged or diseased branches and dispose of them away from any other trees to prevent the spread of disease. Choose the leader--the tallest, fastest growing vertical branch from th... Read More »

Cedar-Apple Rust on Apple Trees?

Cedar-apple rust is a fungal disease that affects most types of apple trees (Malus sp.), including crab apples. It also affects eastern red cedar trees (Juniperus virginiana L.). In fact, the fungu... Read More »

How do I tell tip bearing apple trees from spur bearing apple trees?

SpursLook for spurs (thick, thorn-like growths) on the apple tree's branches. If fruit production has started, the apples develop on the spurs. If you have spurs on the tree, you have either a part... Read More »

How to Trim Trees?

It's important to trim young and mature trees so they remain healthy. Dead and crowding branches can be removed to help sunlight reach the tree's interior. Trimming also promotes blooming and fruit... Read More »