Pruning a New Apple Tree

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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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

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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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : Care for a Serissa Bonsai plant

The Serissa (Serissa foetida syn. Serissa japonica), is a great little plant for Bonsai. It flowers for most of the year with tiny white and sometimes pink flowers. It is extremely easy to propagate through cuttings. Just take a cleanly cut branch and stick it in sphagnum moss ...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 : Repot a Japanese black pine bonsai

Hi everyone, happy new year. Today we will be repotting a Japanese black pine bonsai tree with Charles M. We will first check the health of the pine tree by checking the fungus cultures. It is a healthy tree if there is a lot of fungus. We will first prune some of the roots to ...more

How To : Identify common tree problems

For new landscapes people tend to generally plant the new 'purple leaf plum' trees in a square shaped small plots. They also plant some small plants around it to make it look good. However when the tree grows older it needs to spread its roots. At that time these plants may tr ...more

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How To : Prune a Juniper bonsai

First of all you have to need a bonsai and scissors. In the type of the tree shown in the tutorial which is a fifteen year old, once you have got the branch structure established then you can prune the leaves over it. Start from the bottom branch chop of the leaves that are ou ...more

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How To : Care for fruit trees

Learn how to care for fruit trees from a professional landscape designer. Our expert will educate on what tools you need and how to select and plant your new fruit tree. Learn valuable how-to tips for your fruit tree. See how to care for the tree by activating the soil. With a ...more

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