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Old 03-20-2014, 02:17 PM   #16
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First off, I would start with your state website, and see where their field offices are located. You may be lucky enough to have one that you can stop by with your pictures. Otherwise, call them, tell them where you are located, tell them what you told us in your original post, and they'll help you from there. I am in Michigan, but happen to drive past the road that our local office is on almost every day, so have stopped in there a few times over the years, and they are always willing to help.
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Thank you guys so much for your post
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From what I'm reading I cut everything that points up I cut everything that's dead and I cut everything that is growing down so the only thing left is stuff that's growing inward and outward so I cut all the inward out so now I'm just leaving everything that is outward I did some pruning today and these trees are starting to look pretty bare. The stuff that I left now do I turn that down 2 only like 8 inches because they are really long and don't seem like they would be able to support a lot of weight
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:20 AM   #19
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I've never seen trees where they cut the remaining branches short. I'd leave the trees alone now and see how they do.

Good luck. I hope you get lots of apples.
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Did more cutting today, I think I'm horrible at this
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I've seen better looking trees
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You're golden. Now leave them alone and watch what happens.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:59 PM   #23
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thanks guys and yes i also have seen better looking trees but previous to me i dont think the trees have been pruned in the last 10 years, almost every single limb was growing straight up and i contribute that to being so overgrown that the only way it could get sun was to grow up instead of out
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So, when to prune? I'm in South Dakota.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:04 PM   #25
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Re: help with apple tree


Simple rule of thumb,,,,

I say, Just before the buds pop open. When the sap starts flowing.

Then the branch will not die back.

(I've never had a problem with that theory,,,,, & I always seal the cut ends on the larger branches so they heal-over quicker.)
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #26
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This peach tree pruning presentation is way easier to follow than the 'AppleTree'.


https://www.wikihow.com/Prune-a-Peach-Tree



https://www.wikihow.com/Prune-Apple-Trees
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