Young Tree Pruning

Young trees are rapidly growing in size and shape.  There is great benefit in routinely pruning young trees, creating structure that will provide strength and support for years to come. Young tree pruning is not rocket science; here are some things to consider when caring for young trees:

  1. Remove dead branches
  2. Remove rubbing branches
  3. Establish a central leader by removing co-dominate stems (double tops)
  4. Establish branch spacing, evenly distributed scaffold branches