34 thoughts on “Garden Tutorial: Pruning Fruit Trees

    Anooblikeguy Lol

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Just cut it knee high😆 then use the wood in your fire place then cut it again after 4 years 😆

    Bluegrass Diggers

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Guys this isn't an open center prune its a central leader.

    Carl Schleicher

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    She should just have cut it off at ground level. Mowed over it and laid sod.

    Anne Thompson

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Wow! By far the most helpful video on this topic that I’ve seen. You explained your reasoning thoroughly and I learned a lot. Thank you!

    Purana Paapi

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Bad video ma'am, these were the rules when my grandfather started his orchards in 1950s

    barfussgreg barfuss

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Take those loppers away from her!

    Sandy Nelson

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Can one prune apple trees in the middle of July if they have  never been pruned and are dying at the top?

    mircu mirian

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    u r distruction woman!!

    aegilello

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    you could have trained the branch instead of cutting it @2:25

    Ross Wilson

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Ohh boy, why do people put up videos when they really have no idea.

    Agrimer RO

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Rest in PEACH,little fruit tree!
    😯😓😢

    Bank It

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Thanks for the video.  Although a tad angle deficient, the branch at 2:08 seemed to be a balancing branch one would want to keep.  No?

    Rudolpho de Graaf

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    laughing out loud!!!

    Yoshi Garcia

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Women Should Stay Away From Pruning Fruit Trees. You Literally Damaged That Tree Beyond Repair. Who Ever Showed You How To Prune Is Just As Clueless And Ignorant As You Are.

    WOLFEN HOLLOW

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    This tree is now going to be heavy on one side and will probably break.

    Bon Summers

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Just prune it, get the vid done in two minutes.
    Looks like you're pruning-developing for a large tree size.
    Where I'm from here in SoCaL, we go for a smaller size, keep 'em bushier, not nearly as much pruning as what you're doing. More densely fruiting, without being 'too much' fruiting. And that's the trend, keeping fruit trees smaller, easier picking, more density of fruit position, though still appropriately thinned for prime quality and size.
    There's not way what you pruned there(looks like an apple) can be 'loaded' in the coming fruit season.

    Chris Linscheid

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    I don't understand all the comments about killing this tree. In general pruning should be aggressive. Especially if you are trying to get the structure in place for a larger tree. I prune very similar to this and my trees also look like Charlie Brown's when I am done.

    HOWEVER . . . come fall they are LOADED with fruit !!! Funny thing . . . I don't pick the fruit to eat. I usually let 99% of it drop on the ground for the wildlife. NOTHING beats hunting near an apple, pear or persimmon tree in the early part of the deer season! TALK ABOUT LOW HANGING FRUIT !!!

    Anthony Dimoe

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    it looks like charlie brown's Christmas tree lol

    ReligiousZombie

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    She started with a tree, and ended with a stick.

    Hakim Gil

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    you guys are too much on criticizing at least she tried,we all learn from each other

    Konely King

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    OH boy,..I'm sure happy this isn't my tree, agree what most say, butchered is
    the right word!

    shkico

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Such tree, RIP in pieces

    soaringtractor

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Boy!  you sure butchered that tree !!  ruined it, and you will not have any fruit on it for several years…. what were you thinking, this is obviously a "back yard" tree and not a production tree… the tree has to have limbs to grow fruit.  a good video on what NOT to do….

    KingAlfred

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    how about growing some grass first

    Daniel Tree Man

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    id like to take some of these folks onna a major take down i do, o and make them do it with non powered tools. no gasolined powered vehicles to landfill either. you have to use a mule and cart or walk

    Daniel Tree Man

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    only use non powered tools too, how do you ever get production done.people have way to much time on thier hands.

    Abraham Paguya

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    You great I like you the way pruning I pruning my plumtree look beautiful the branches is balance thank you.

    didgeridooblue

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    I recommend that you cut a branch back to the limb's branch collar, not "as close to the main branch possible". The cut/wound will heal faster when cut back to the branch collar.

    Depending upon the fruit tree type, in general the pruning should be aggressive.

    D Fowler

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    Always good to see people pruning. There are columnar apple trees by design which would save you the trouble of pruning the tree into a lodge pole. Often when trees are young, we wait until proper taper and camber develop, before we remove lower limbs which aid in providing nutrition for the tree to develop these characteristics.  In order to insure more accurate cuts and  proper angles, it would be better for you to prune from the bottom of the limb rather the cutting inside of the crotch, thus reducing the potential for tearing the bark or straining the bark collar.

    Cathy Wilson

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    that was WAY too severe. When in doubt whack it out? What kind of weird motto is that. Thank GOD you are not a doctor and … stay the heck away from anyone's trees. YOU should NEVER take more than 1/3 of the growth. Yes, it might have been over grown ?? but no that was too much. Plus that lower huge branch with the 'tight' angle- you can stretch those- the tree was definitely young enough. 

    Sheds Direct

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    I admire your effort of presenting this video. Fruit tree should always be maintained by pruning in order to achieve the desirable way to develop structures and improve the quality of its fruits. Thus, I highly appreciate your knowledge because it is indeed an educational video.

    Shroom Duke

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    I'm glad I'm not alone with my fear of cutting too much, poor little tree,, NO Momma you your cutting my arms off, ahhhhh!!!

    Hole Fuk

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    wtf?! 😀 I decided not to trim my tree

    Pnoyloft

    (April 7, 2019 - 11:24 pm)

    i have a questions…those branches thay u just cut,are they growing back? or totally dead?

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