These pruning tips are for back yard home type of trees and not orchard tree pruning.
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Prune trees and shrubs now (January-March) will create a good looking landscaping tree and will increase the life span of any tree or plant.
And if done correctly will increase the productivity of all fruit trees.
If you are pruning to keep the tree size down usually means the wrong tree was selected for the landscaping area.
You should prune dead, dying limbs or branches that are diseased no matter where they are.
Prune any limbs or branches that are interfering with power lines, traffic and or visibility from streets. Call
your local or county landscaping power company. It is possible they will do it at no charge.