Pruning in Atlanta comes with several advantages, especially when it comes to fruit bearing trees such as apple trees. Since apple trees only produce fruit for a certain amount of years, pruning can help you to make the most of this timeframe and enjoy a plentiful harvest each year. If you are not an arborist yourself, watch this video to learn a little bit about the pruning process for apple trees.
When it comes to pruning apple trees, it is important to remember never to prune more than one third of the tree at a time; failing to observe this rule may lead to your tree dying or never bearing fruit again. Cut down the smaller, peripheral branches so that the tree is not too bushy and it takes on a circular shape rather than a haphazard network of twigs and branches. Continue pruning a third of the tree each year.