Pruned Apple Trees In Early March

Pruned Apple Trees  In March

Pruned Apple Trees In March

My apple and other fruit trees are pruned every year.

After the trees are properly pruned, all the debris must be removed before I can apply an oil dormant spray.
It will take 2 full days to pick up the slash and trimmings from the pruning and almost a full day to spray all the trees.
Apple wood is good for smoking meat and is my favorite wood for my cook stove because it burns so hot.


Katherine Grossman

Katherine Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. But for the last 30 years Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden, knit mittens; makes a killer meatloaf and has been known to deliver triplet lambs with her eyes closed. 


  4 comments for “Pruned Apple Trees In Early March

  1. Cynthia
    March 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Thanks so much for the post and the great picture. We just purchased a place 2 yrs ago with a semi-dwarf apple tree in the corner of the garden that had been ‘let go’. I have read lots of pruning books – studied the diagrams – but have felt guilty about attempting to cut/prune out what I think the books are telling me to do! This picture sure helps a lot! Phew – I better get to it!

  2. March 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Hi I have an apple tree that gives me a ton of small apples some years and a handful of small apples the next. I see your picture here of what I should be doing and I read the Selection, Planting & Basic Care post too. Thank you for all the great info and tips.

  3. March 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Hi I moved here, Ohio a little over a yr ago. I have 5 apple, 1 red pair, 1 brown pair tree. I have 2 cherry and 2 peach. Can I still prune them now that its March? I’ve never pruned before but have watched a few youtube videos. I really hope March will be ok, thank you Babette

    • KMG
      March 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Babette –
      March is the perfect time to prune fruit trees. Pruning fruit trees is safely done while the tree is dormant and has no leaves.
      Good luck :-)

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