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Prune Your Tree to Bear More Fruit In order to effectively learn how to prune a fruit tree, it is important to understand first how to grow a fruit tree. One of the basic things you should know about your tree and its fruit is that it is composed of two parts. Fruit trees are generally grafted. The top part of the fruit tree if often the better part, and the bottom, the poor part. In order to produce better fruit bearing trees, experts have turned to grafting. Having a good fruit tree is the first step to improving its fruit production by proper pruning techniques.
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Let’s begin with a bare rooted tree. The first thing you should do is to trim the its roots. Some trees are planted in pots and need no cutbacks when you transplant them. Cutbacks are necessary if a fruit tree has been dug from its original location.
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It depends on the instructions you get whether to prune the tree or not after you have received it. Proceed by trimming the broken roots and roots that appear jagged. This gives your tree smooth recovery. Make the surface of the roots equal by cutting part of the top. Cutback by a third of its height a fruit tree that has no side branches. A fruit tree that is six feet long should be cut about two feet, leaving four feet of tree to be transplanted. Cut diagonally above the bud. Trim all branches that look withered, dead or broken, or too near the ground. After you cut the top by a third, you also need to cut every strong branch by a third. Cut the branches outside the bud in order for the new limb to grow and spread outward. New trees need the special care described above. Soaking bare rooted trees for several hours when they arrive is crucial. Planting your new fruit tree in the right depth and using high quality soil is equally important. There are things you can do to your tree, like snipping and pinching, to save you the trouble later. Trimming and snipping buds helps the tree to mature into more productive tree when it becomes mature. All pruning done on the first year shapes the tree and keeps the branches limited. The fruit your tree produces at this time ripens better. It is true however that some trees are harder to shape than others. You need not call the professionals once you master the art and science of tree pruning.