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By Jensen

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

I would like to know if it is too late in the year to cut back three branches on a mature and well-established Bramley apple tree, because they overhang a greenhouse. They are only about 1.5 inch thick.
[It probably was not necessary, but I have tried to add a photo of the branches, taken from underneath - I am not sure if it uploaded]. The tree already has a little spring growth.
If it is not too late, I may do some all-round pruning; it has not had any for years, and I am told it could do with some.
Thanks for any advice,
Jensen, Oxfordshire



I've always understood that you pruned in winter and this is the RHS advice. I would not prune now when the sap is up.

5 Apr, 2012


Thanks for your reply Moon growe.
Do you know why you should not prune when the sap is up? Is it bad for the trees?

5 Apr, 2012


That is my understanding, they will bleed.

5 Apr, 2012


Thanks again Moon growe. I welcome comments from other members who have anything to add on this subject.

5 Apr, 2012

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