Pruning young peach trees
When you plant a new fruit tree, it is very important that you prune the tree as soon as it is planted. The pruning is quite extensive, but required, otherwise the roots will not be able to support the entire tree. Please watch the video demonstrating a great way to prune your fruit trees.
The video demonstrates a peach tree, but it is the same technique for all other kinds of fruits. https://youtu.be/GGvXhRKR90Y
Pruning a mature peach tree
Pruning is a very important step in maintaining fruit trees. Dr. Mike Parker, Tree Fruit Extension Specialist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University talks about how to plant, prune, and maintain peach trees. In this video, we show how to prune a mature peach tree. The skills are transferable to other fruit trees as well.
Pruning an apple tree
Pruning an apple tree is just as important in the first few years of growing as well as maintaining the health and structure of the tree. Pruning tips can be found here. The goal in the first 2 years is to set up the proper structure and train for proper growth. A simplified video can be found here: