If you’re speculating when to prune your fruit trees, the reply to that question depends on your objectives. Your aim could be to lessen the size of a huge tree. Or, you might want to help your fruit tree grow quicker. Proper fruit tree pruning, at the correct time of year, can help you accomplish your goals. Below is information on when it is best and how to prune fruit trees

Things to Consider When Learning How to Prune Fruit Trees

Is your tree getting too big to harvest? Prune oversize trees in the early spring to lessen their size. You can prune your young trees in the late winter to encourages active growth. 

There are other things to bear in mind while thinking about when to prune fruit trees: 

  • Are the limbs broken?
  • Is the tree diseased? 
  • Does the tree produce low-quality fruit?

The Energy Cycle of Fruit Trees 

Pruning fruit trees in the winter entices healthy growth while the summertime reduces the growth rate. Slow growth is due to your tree’s seasonal energy cycle. Performed at the right time of year, pruning fruit trees help planters sustain the energy of their fruit trees. 

Pruning Fruit Trees in the Winter

In autumn, fruit trees pull the energy out of their leaves and into their roots for winter storage. When removing the power out of the leaves, the leaves turn brown and fall off the tree. Fruit trees barely flourish at all during the wintertime. 

If you reside in a cold climate, wintertime pruning is terrific. The tree is dormant with no fruit. You can see the tree’s structure and determine which cuts to make. Yet, some arborists don’t perform fruit tree pruning in the early winter. The reason being is in the first part of winter, branch growth is very little. The tree can’t heal the wounds made by trimming cuts. However, late winter is a great time to prune your trees. Spring is just around the corner, and the tree can heal any wounds. 

Call Lenoir Tree Service for assistance in pruning your fruit trees.