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Garden maintenance is a lot of work and should be done on a regular basis. Tree pruning is an integral part of it. Its purpose is to form a new crown by removing old or dry branches, cutting off interfering branches. Thus, it is possible not only to achieve an excellent decorative effect, but also to solve a number of important practical problems.

General Rules for Pruning Branches

  • Pruning of apical shoots. Removal of "crow's feet".

  • Removing crossing branches so that they do not interfere with each other's growth.

  • Pruning lower branches at each fork.

  • Elimination of branches growing towards the trunk of a tree and looking down.

  • Removal of top branches that grow between the trunk and a full-fledged branch.

  • Thinning out thickening branches that have grown too close together

  • Elimination of shoots from the roots. They are at the base of the tree.

Frequently Asked Questions

1

Why do you need regular pruning of trees?

  • To obtain a strong tree skeleton that provides high yields, snow, and strong gusty winds

  • For regular yields throughout the canopy

  • To improve plant health and immunity

  • For comfortable fruit picking and further care

  • To give an aesthetic appearance to the crown

2

What happens to a tree if yearly pruning is avoided?

  • Over time, a rapidly growing crown will begin to thicken regularly with extra shoots.

  • In the absence of proper penetration of light into the crown, the branches will die off, which contributes to the reproduction of pests and infection.

  • Shading of overgrown trees contributes to strong elongation and fruiting in the upper part of the crown.

  • As a result, fruiting is shifted to the periphery of the crown.

3

What are the forms of crowns and what does the tiered form look like?

  • the main shoot in the center of the crown

  • from 3-4 skeletal branches the lower tier is forme

  • a single branch should be located above 0.6-0.8 m from the lower tier,

  • at a distance of 0.3-0.4 m between the branches of the lower tier, the remaining single branches are placed.