moose224466
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Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:00 pm
Location: CT

pruning apple, peach, pear, and cherry trees in zone 6

Hi I live on a small farm in CT and it used to be a peach orcherd but now we have a mix of everything. my dad thinks that we have to make the trees like a umbrella shaped shell type thing. is this right?
Thanx

pixelphoto
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Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:13 am
Location: Middle Georgia USA

heres a good article although there are many ways to prune a tree this is but one of them.
https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/ag29.html

MaineDesigner
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Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:17 pm
Location: Midcoast Maine, Zone 5b

If you are trying to bring back older trees that have not been pruned for several years don't try to accomplish everything in one year. You never want to remove more than 1/3 of the canopy in a single year.

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