How to Prune Apple Trees

How To : Prune apple trees with a pruning saw

The Fruitwise Heritage Apple series of practical apple tree pruning tutorials continues with a look at the use of the pruning saw. In this short video, learn how to properly wield a pruning saw so as to prune apple trees both safely and effectively.

How To : Understand why apple trees need to be pruned

Each year an apple tree should produce three things: new growth, fruit buds on last year's and older growth, and fruit on those fruit buds formed in previous years. In order to keep an apple tree in balance and fruiting, one must prune. However, pruning is often done poorly. I ...more

How To : Prune a Bramley apple tree

The Bramley is a large, heavy-cropping cooking apple popular for baking, making apple sauce and other apple dishes. In this two-part how-to series, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples demonstrates how to properly prune a Bramley apple tree and other apple trees with a s ...more

How To : Prune a mature apple tree with secateurs or shears

In this instructional pruning video, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples prunes "shoots," or the leave-offs of past years' growth of the Egremont Russet apple tree. He uses secateurs, or pruning shears, and emphasizes the need for balance and fruit bud management. Watch ...more

How To : Easily prune a young apple tree

If you have an apple tree growing in your yard, it's important to know that pruning it is a very important part of keeping it alive and growing. Pruning helps fight off certain diseases and helps maintain or improve the overall health of a plant. In this tutorial, you'll find ...more

How To : Prune apple tree spurs

In this installment from the Fruitwise Heritage Apples guide to apple pruning, Stephen Hayes goes over the essentials of thinning spur systems, which develop naturally over time and can lead to overcrowding.

How To : Understand the basics of apple tree pruning

Each year an apple tree should produce three things: new growth, fruit buds on last year's and older growth, and fruit on those fruit buds formed in previous years. In order to keep an apple tree in balance and fruiting, one must prune. However, pruning is too often done poorl ...more

How To : Care for a neglected apple tree with a pruning saw

Pruning a neglected apple tree is not difficult. Unless the tree is seriously post-mature, diseased or very badly situated, a few simple principles and a sharp saw will see it right. In this video, yet another installment in the Fruitwise apple pruning tutorial series, learn t ...more

How To : Prune fruit trees in the summer

These helpful instructions will help you trim back apple trees for optimal fruit growth and easy harvesting. Pruning trees is largely an intuitive process but it's important to direct air and light into the center of the tree for healthy, balanced growth. For step-by-step inst ...more

How To : Prune trees into bushes

Pruning is a commong practice that involves removing certain parts of a plant to help improve or maintain its health. It also helps reduce the chances that any branches fall on people and keeping it safe from possible disease. For some trees, instead of letting them grow to gi ...more

How To : Prune trees and shrubs in your garden

In this tutorial, we learn how to prune trees and shrubs in your garden. If you want to have a natural looking appearance to your plants, make sure you prune them often! A lot of plants will grow out of shape quickly, so make sure you trim them often. Don't square them off on ...more

How To : Grow healthy, disease and insect-free apple trees

If you decide to grow apples, you should be prepared to combat the insects and diseases that can prey on or otherwise afflict apple trees. Join Bill Tietjen as he describes some common apple diseases and insect problems in this horticultural how-to. Grow healthy, disease and i ...more

How To : Get rid of pests in apple trees

The worst thing is when you go to bite into an apple and you find a grub or a worm. This tutorial teaches you how to get rid of pests in your apple trees. One of the main pests on apple trees is Codling moth, or the caterpillars of the moth which tunnel into the fruits as they ...more

How To : Prune trees and large shrubs

When you're doing pruning work, stubs should never be left. Always cut back to side chute or branch. Stubs will die back, creating an entry area for disease and insects. In this two-part tree pruning tutorial, you'll receive advice on using proper pruning techniques so as to e ...more

How To : Prune small trees

How to prune small trees Topping a tree is not good for the tree. You can prune back branches to make it smaller but you don't want to prune more than 10-30 percent of the tree at one time. You do not need to use a pruning seal when you prune. They do not keep bugs out and the ...more

How To : Prune and trim trees

As a home owner, you should pay careful attention to the trees that surround your house. Dead limbs and some smaller "roughage" can pose a danger to you and your family, as well as your home, if your trees are not cared for properly. Essentially, proper pruning is essential fo ...more

How To : Prune needleleaf evergreen trees in summer

In this landscaping tutorial, Dave gets expert advice about pruning needleleaf evergreen trees from evergreen expert Henry Patt. If you have these types of trees and want to keep them growing healthy, or stop your evergreens from growing at all, check out this how to video.

How To : Prune and propogate dogwood trees

Joe Swift demonstrates how to prune and take hardwood cuttings from dogwoods. Follow these Gardeners' World step-by-step guides to garden projects from the BBC. These lovely tutorials on gardening will grow your green thumb and make your gardens grow healthful plants. Prune a ...more

How To : Prune and care for trees and shrubs

Trees, shrubs, and hedges in your home garden have not only aesthetic appeal because of their beauty but also are very practical. Trees offer shade from the sun, and hedges provide privacy for your yard. These plants however, must be well taken care of to continue to provide t ...more

How To : Prune pine shrubs or trees

In order to prune pine shrubs or trees, you will need the following: pruning sheers. Conifers can be pruned, whenever they aren't growing. Pruning when a plant is actively growing will retard the growth. Therefore, if you need to restrict the height of a tree or shrub, then y ...more

How To : Easily Prune Larger Branches on Trees

This video will show you how simple it is to prune large branches on trees. Video: . Step #1 Make an under cut (on the bottom side of the branch) about 2 inches out from the trunk. Cut about 1/4 of the way through the branch. Step #2 Cut about 2 inches farther away from the ...more

How To : Prune dead wood from Robinia trees

Robinia frisia limbs are prone to dying, that is why it is important to prune them properly. If you wait until the winter to prune the dead wood you wont be able to tell the difference between the dead wood and the dormant tree limb. In this how to video Martin Fish from Garde ...more

How To : Remove a canker-diseased branch with a saw

Cankers, if left untreated, can grow and prove lethal for your trees. In this installment of the Fruitwise Heritage Apple guide to apple pruning, Stephen Hayes demonstrates how to amputate a diseased tree branch with a saw. Watch and learn why, as Stephen puts it, "a seen cank ...more

How To : Prune a high-density fruit tree

In this how-to video, Ed Laivo and Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery give you advice on how to prune high-density fruit trees as they look at Santa Rosa plums, pluots and nectarines in their own orchard. Watch this video to learn how to open your trees up for sunlight and ai ...more

How To : Prune and trim a tree with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to prune and trim a tree with Lowe's. Pruning your trees will help them stay healthier and look better. It will help the tree grow new and healthy branches and stay alive for longer. Make sure you gather all the tools you need first so you are pr ...more

How To : Identify problems with Iris and crabapple trees

Lillis only flower for one day. They look ugly when dead you can use your finger nail to pop them off. Trim your trees often. Pull your dead leaves. Heat is not good for your plants. When your cutting you crab trees back go down a few branches of leaves before you cut. Yellow ...more

How To : Grow healthy and productive fruit trees

In this tutorial, we learn how to grow healthy and productive fruit trees. Pest management is an issue with growing plats, so use something that can grow in a small area. Only use disease resistant varieties of trees, so you won't lose any while they are growing. You can grow ...more

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Everything you need to know about the FarmVille Orchards and how to Master Trees in FarmVille! **Please scroll down and check out my awesome Tree Mastery Chart** Place the orchard! It will take up 4x5 units on your farm. Build it for 10 boards, nails and bricks. Then fill i ...more

How To : Prune arborvitae, junipers, and chamaecyparis

In order to prune arborvitae, junipers, and chamaecyparis, you will need the following: pruning sheers/clippers. Be careful when you prune these, because you should not clip the old wood. Look for branches that are forking together. Try to cut lightly, cutting small amounts a ...more

How To : Lift and repot a black pine bonsai

Charles M., an attorney and bonsai cultivator, demonstrates how to transfer a field grown Japanese Black Pine that is ready for training. A 5-gallong nursery specimen was purchased and planted in the ground with a bonsai compound soil to keep its roots close and compact during ...more

How To : Prune plants

Learn how to cut back plants in your garden effectively to encourage new growth and remove dead and diseased branches. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to prune plants. You Will Need * An illustrated gardening guide * Gardening gloves * Gardening shears * Gardening clip ...more

How To : Craft a large paper apple tree

This is a perfect craft project for the classroom or to do with the family. Have fun designing your tree and use it as colorful decoration, help learn about trees, tell tails, or as a fun prop to make play theater really come alive. Celebrate Johnny Appleseed or Arbor Day and ...more

How To : Dry apple slices for crafts

Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps. Apple aren’t just for eating. You can use sliced dried apples to add a little interest to your next craft project. Making the dried apple slices is half the fun and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Prune a fruit tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to correctly prune a fruit tree. Steps: 1. In winter, look for branches that rub against each other. 2. Cut rubbing branches with bypass pruners or pruning saw. 3. Remove thick, vertical branches with pruning saw. 4. Open up c ...more

How To : Prune a peach tree & trim raspberry plants

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist, and Rick Daniel, Bernalillo County Horticulture Agent, demonstrate how to prune a peach tree and trim raspberry plants. If a branch is in the way and causing problems or if it is unhealthy, cut it off at anytime. Cut outside of the bark ...more

How To : Graft over an apple tree

Grafting, also known as "top working," is simple-but-essential technique that enables you to change the variety of fruit a tree bears. In this tutorial, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Apples Heritage reviews the essentials of top working while discussing an apple tree that was suc ...more

How To : Rind graft an apple or pear tree

Grafting, also known as "top working," is simple-but-essential technique that enables you to change the variety of fruit a tree bears. In this tutorial, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Apples Heritage demonstrates the rind grafting technique, a useful method for grafting over a sou ...more

How To : Cook lamb shoulder chops with apples & prunes

This video shows tips on how to use insects to benefit your garden. This will teach you ways to reduce the insect load in gardens without the use of chemicals. Rose aphids can be controlled with lady beetles, for example. Although these techniques have been used for agricultur ...more

How To : DIY prune a tree

In this how-to video, you will learn how to prune a tree yourself. You start by using the four D's. The four d's include removing things that are dead, damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional. If the branch is brown and crispy, you can remove it. Remove any stubs as this will aff ...more

How To : Prune an olive bonsai tree

This video explains how to prune an olive bonsai tree properly. the olive tree used in the video is an europaea tree bought from an exclusive bonsai tree company. The way the tree is pruned are by cutting the tree so that that it has an upward shape to stimulate vertical growt ...more

How To : Prune a damaged tree branch

Follow along as we are told how to prune a damaged tree branch. -A damaged branch on a tree can be really bad. It opens the tree up to diseases. -The first cut you want to make is going to be further up the tree so that you can get rid of the unnecessary weight. This makes th ...more

How To : Prune a Japanese Maple tree

Sometimes your Japanese Male can get a little out of control and ends up looking like a bush. In this how to video, Dave guides you through the process of pruning a Japanese maple tree. Make sure you prune your Japanese Maple carefully because the tree takes a while to grow th ...more

How To : Prune a rose tree (standard)

If you'd like to have a rose tree, or rose 'standard' as opposed to a rose bush, this video will show you what to do. You'll need some pruning shears and of course, a rose bush. This video is really helpful in instructing what to look for when you're trimming, and what branche ...more

How To : Prune a Japanese maple tree pre bonsai

If you own a Japanese maple tree, you need to know that there are three different methods for pruning bonsai. One is creation pruning, maintenance pruning, and pruning for show. In this video tutorials, you'll find out how to perform a creation pruning that is promoting branch ...more

How To : Graft an apple tree

Cityslipper shows you how he uses the cleft grafting method to make a less appealing green apple tree produce better tasting red apples. 10-12 inches long scion wood is collected from the good apple tree while it is dormant. Care is taken not to let the twigs dry out. Selected ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Identify fruit tree problems

This video describes problems with fruit trees and how to deal with them. One problem is Chlorosis, identified by yellowing leaves with green veins between the sections of the leaf. This is caused by a micronutrient deficiency (usually iron) that results when the tree roots ar ...more

How To : Make a container topiary

Topiaries are no longer just speciality plants. They have become very popular and are showing up in garden centers and nurseries across the country. Topiaries have been used for thousands of years, in places like Babylon and England. Today we take the mystery out of topiaries ...more

How To : Thin your fruit tree

Thinning, or pruning, is the most important step in getting the best fruit from your tree. In this tutorial from Dave Wilson Trees, you'll learn how to thin your own fruit trees as they look at the plum, peach, apricot, nectarine, aprium and pluot trees in their own orchard as ...more

How To : Identify willow tree damage caused by a borer

Weeping willows, globe willows, corkscrew willow, cotton wood are all prone to bores than other diseases. They grow in fertile soil with lots of moisture. Never treat tree chemical. Prune as necessary, take out dead diseased limbs, water and fertilize regular. This ensures the ...more

How To : Identify fall web worms in trees

Curtis Smith (Extension Horticulturist) and Rick Daniell (Bernalillo Co. Horticulture Agent) examine the bark of a poplar tree. The young bark is smooth and will furrow as it grows older. There are straight horizontal lines on the bark that look like sap-sucker damage but in t ...more

How To : Identify problems with pecans & pruning grapevines

Master Gardener Rosamarie Maddox asks John White, Doña Ana County Extension Agent, about problems facing her pecans, grapevines, and native shrubs. An unidentified insect found on her pecan tree is identified by John White as a Twice Stabbed Ladybug. This ladybug is a useful i ...more

How To : Choose the right evergreen tree for your landscape

In this video from nmsuaces we learn about choosing the right evergreen tree for your landscape. Upright Junipers are very good for the landscape. A topiary pruned juniper is something that the homeowner can maintain in the spiral form it is. An Austrian black pine is good for ...more

How To : Care for Mexican elder tree

In this video from nmsuaces we learn how to care for the Mexican elder tree. This is a widely used tree but it is not a good windbreak tree. It could have limb breakage. It's native to northern Mexico and southern California and is found in New Mexico. The sprouts on the tree ...more

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