A visual aide for pruning fruit trees at planting. Proper pruning makes for a stronger central leader (the trunk) and stronger scaffolding (side branches). And, on semi-dwarf and dwarf fruit trees, pruning leads to earlier production.
This revolutionary pruning method will give you more fruit growing options, because nearly any deciduous fruit variety can be trained to stay compact. Learn how and when to prune fruit trees so that they’ll thrive, even in small gardens. by alyson
How to Prune Your Trees and Shrubs: Pruning makes sense when you understand the role and locations of growth buds. Select the bud you want to keep and cut just beyond it. The resulting growth will vary depending on the bud.