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Pruning

Fruit trees: Prune in Spring after the bitter part of the winter is past. It's more pleasant if you do this on a sunny day with snow melting. In our region (Central Alberta) mid march to early April.

Summer pruning can be used when new growth is several inches long to restrict the size, and improve light penetration. Summer pruning should be done after mid August.

Suckers, watersprouts (long vertical stems from a branch) and dead wood can be removed anytime.

Try to avoid pruning plums, cherries and other stone fruit when in leaf if black knot is a problem in your area. The injury is susceptible to infection.

The article below is from University of Nebraska extension service.

[Pruning Fruit Trees][1] Alternate: [Pruning Fruit Trees][2]

1: https://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1233.pdf

2: /Downloads/Pruning_Fruit_Trees.pdf


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