For those of you who missed it, the basics:
Have sharp equipment, depending on how tall your tree is, may need a pole saw to reach those top cuts. Large shears.
-First step, renewing cut. This is where you take out the overly large branches that are at the top or near the top of the tree, while leaving a leader branch at the utmost top. The purpose of this step is to keep the tree clear of old thick wood that isn't fruitful. Peach trees should look like a bowl to allow sunlight to filter into the middle of the tree. Apple trees should look like a triangle with larger supporting branches on bottom and thinner fruitful branches leading upward.
-Second step, clearing out the muck, remember, two-year old wood fruits so don't prune too many branches that have buds, and leave some for fruiting next year. The purpose of this step is to make room for you to access and pick the fruit, but mostly, so that sunlight can reach all the fruit on the tree after bloom. This will give you riper fruit with a better blush (color).
ADAMS COUNTY NURSERY
INDIANA BERRY & PLANT CO.
PENN STATE TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION GUIDE
TREE FRUIT FIELD GUIDE
TO INSECT, MITE, AND DISEASE PESTS AND NATURAL ENIMIES OD EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
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THE APPLE GROWER
By Michael Phillips