How to Prune an Apple Tree

Freshly grown apples are delicious. They can be used in many recipes including apple pie, apple sauce, apple bread, and more. The best part of home grown apples is that they are better for you. In fact, eating home grown food actually trains your body to be less allergic to local pollens. Apples are also a great source of nutrients.

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There are so many reasons why they make the perfect ingredient or snack. In this video, you will learn how to prune your apple tree.

The first thing you should do is remove sucker growth. This includes removing weeds that are growing around the tree. They can choke the tree of crucial water that it needs to grow and grow plump apples. If you do not remove weeds, you may find yourself needing to call a tree removal company to remove a dead apple tree.

Next, you will want to remove any dead branches or branches that are broken or facing inward. This will provide the tree with more room for new healthy branches to grow. It also provides more sunlight for the healthy branches, This will result in more and better apples. Similarly, you should also thin branches that are getting too big.


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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?