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Prune old apple tree

Prune old apple tree

Looking for help on pruning this old apple tree. I was pruned a couple of years back back but not sure if it was done right.A lot of new [long] shoots appeared [see pic] some are bearing fruit . Any help would be appreciated 100720161, Tara, Co Meath Posted: 10/09/2016

When an old tree is hard pruned, it grows back stongly and the re-growth needs to be thinned out and some shortened back in JUly August. Do it now for this year.

Start by removing new shoots growing towards the centre and shorten or remove others if crowded.

Repeat this summer pruning each year to keep it under control and winter prune as well. 



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