Pruning corrects the natural tendencies of fruit trees that may counterproductive to growing fruit or undesirable. The natural tendency to grow too many shoots. For more information, see Bulletin # Growing Fruit Trees in Maine, Bulletin # Planting. Or maybe your peach trees seem a little less than perky? If so, you're in luck. It's not too late to prune fruit trees, according to University of Maine.
Maine may still be in the clutches of winter, but — if you can believe it — the best time to prune apple and pear trees is now, before spring. Pruning helps the trees to yield higher quality fruit and keeps the trees healthy. One should prune the trees to keep the branches growing slightly above. The ideal time to prune fruit trees is while the tree is dormant and when Also, MOFGA offers a pruning workshop at three Maine locations in March, which is the .
U. Maine Coop Ext Educator Richard J. Brzozowski Using Pruning Shears on a Fruit Tree. Pruning can affect your tree's health, make it stronger and more resistant to storm damage (think downed limbs and power lines!), and. For most trees and shrubs: Prune dead or injured branches or roots. Further On apple and pear trees, leave the central leader alone and let it grow. The University of Maine offers a series of videos demonstrating different grape- training. University of Maine Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran discusses when and how to prune apple trees in Maine.