Fruit trees should be pruned every year. When you plant a fruit tree, you should be as dedicated to giving the tree proper care and pruning, as you are eager to enjoy quality, fresh fruit. It is important to understand the principles of pruning, and to practice them. Don’t be afraid to prune, but prune for a specific purpose. In addition to tree anatomy and the science of pruning woody plants, you will learn to prune to: Develop strong plant structure, provide for light penetration, control plant size (most fruit trees require pruning to control branch spread and tree height), remove damaged wood (some wood injury will occur each year from wind damage, fruit weight, and diseases and insects).
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