west midlands, United Kingdom
Looking for advice on an old Brambly Apple tree about 30 years old. It has never been prunned properly and is now sprawling over my sister's garden. It has quite a few stems (branches) that have no fruit on. Should these be cut off to tidy it up a bit? I have thinned out the apples as it still produces quite a lot of fruit but they always have a grub in them. If it where mine I would chop it down but it has sentimental value to my sister. I know it should be prunned in winter but would it kill it if I cut the main 4 or 5 branches off and how low could this be done.
- 1 Jul, 2008