Pruning Fruit Trees

Time to unfold those orchard ladders!

Fruit trees should be pruned back this time of year.  The long whips won't be able to support fruit next year.  Splintering and breaking branches are very damaging to a tree.

If left untamed, fruit trees will get too tall for even the largest ladder.  Leaving fruit on a tree or on the ground to rot invites insects and diseases.

After pruning fruit trees, remember to spray copper oil on the branches to ward off common ailments.