Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Services
The main goal behind summer fruit tree pruning is to remove energy wasting water sprouts and control undesirable growth. Summer fruit tree pruning uses thinning cuts which is different instead of winter pruning (which is meant to encourage growth). If you want to keep fruit trees at an easy to harvest height then pruning is absolutely essential.
Benefits of Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
Insects and tree disease are a common problem within fruit trees. Pruning branches that are infested or fruit can help get rid of or slow down the problem entirely.
Also by pruning upper branches on a fruit tree, this will allow more sunlight in to increase growth for fruit on lower branches.
How Much to Prune
Depending on the tree species, it’s possible to prune as high as 50% of the limbs and as little as 20%. Experts also differ, one thing to mention for importance though is that pruning is only recommended for the first five years for some of these trees. Be sure to consult an expert to learn more and get specific facts on your fruit trees. We provide expert fruit tree pruning services all over Hendersonville, North Carolina and surrounding areas. Please call us today for a free estimate.