How to Prune Fruit Trees?

  1. Pruning shears. The most commonly used tool in the pruning process is the pruning shears, which are suitable for pruning smaller branches. The cutting edge of pruning shears must be sharp. The hardness of the spring should also be moderate.
  2. High branch shears. A special tool for detecting twigs in the high crown of the tree. This kind of scissors has a long rod at the lower part and the upper part with scissors. The length of the pole depends on the height of the fruit tree, generally about 3 meters long.
  3. Hook sickle. The tool used to build chestnut and walnut trees with tall crowns in mountainous areas is hook sickle.
  4. Handsaw. A tool for sawing thick branches.
  5. Pruning knife. A tool for flattening the saw cut.
  6. Angle opener. Use an angle opener to open the angle of the branches.
  7. High stool. Climbing tool for trimming tall tree crowns
  1. Cut off some too dense, weak, diseased branches so that nutrients can be concentrated on the fruiting branches.
  2. Many new shoots are sprouting in spring, and some shoots will be elongated. At this time, we have to remove the top new shoots to control the height of the plant, promote the growth of side buds, and increase the fruiting rate.
  3. The newly planted fruit trees can be pruned. Trim the main pole to a height of 60–75 cm. At most 2 buds are left on each side branch, and the excess is removed to increase the fruit rate.
  4. By twisting the new long branches 90 degrees to 180 degrees or bending them to promote their budding and speed up the results.
  5. Pruning regularly in the first three years after planting. Although increased pruning at the beginning will reduce yield, in the long run, it will benefit the health of the fruit tree and increase yield.
  6. Keep the auxiliary branches that grow about 45 degrees outward. Branches with too large or small angles should be removed.
  7. The incision should be about 30 degrees, which has little effect and will not affect the health of the entire tree.

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