Prune Every Year during the dormant season.
Feb 27, The first step to pruning an apple tree is to cut off any sucker growth. These branches are usually easy to spot, as they are the branches that Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jun 30, Don’t ever remove more than 1/3 of an apple tree’s growth. Ensuring above-the-ground balance with the root structure (and associated energy storage) is a critical key to having a healthy apple tree. Pruning apple trees on an annual basis will make sure you’re typically not removing more than % of a tree’s growth in any given year.