Reshaping & Pruning
Trees may need to be pruned for a variety of reasons. Fruit trees need to be ‘trained’ and ‘pruned’ to yield more generous quantities of fruit of a higher quality and will carry on producing such fruit for many more years. Free-standing fruit trees or bush trees, such as those grown in an orchard should be pruned when they are dormant in winter. Trained trees, such as espaliers, cordons, pyramids and fans should be pruned in late August or early September.