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Is it advisable to prune a young crab apple tree to shape it at the top?



I never prune any fruit young fruit trees for at least 3 or 4 years. It isn't necessary even for an ornamental crab apple to start shaping till then. Pruning simply slows down root development as the tree tries to replace branches instead of building a healthy root system.

1 Apr, 2010



Sincere thanks for your advice and information about not pruning my crab apple. I'm grateful because I would have made a serious mistake otherwise.

1 Apr, 2010


Many Thanks

Best wishes

6 Apr, 2010

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