Pruning apple trees in February – London Tree Surgeons

Pruning apple trees in February in London, good idea?

Yes the RHS (royal horticultural society) recommend pruning of apple trees during the winter. Less is more when pruning apple trees, too much pruning can, on the one hand “shock” the tree and on the other encourage more vigorous  growth.

Keep pruning apple trees simple, remove deadwood, remove crossed, damaged and diseased branches. Try to make the tree hollow of branches, like an upturned umbrella, the fruit ripens in the sun and the moving air through the tree prevents pests and diseases.

London Tree Surgeons offer a full tree pruning service.

Post Author: LondonArborist

2 thoughts on “Pruning apple trees in February – London Tree Surgeons


    (January 21, 2015 - 7:56 pm)

    Is this the same for pear trees?


      (January 21, 2015 - 8:19 pm)

      Yes it’s the same for pear trees, prune when dormant and the same rules, dead diseased and crossed over branches. Try to clear the centre growth to allow fruit to ripen and air to circulate.

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