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practice good tree pruning practices

Fruit trees are a great addition to any property! Even if you don’t can or bottle your extra fruit, the enjoyment of fresh fruit from your own tree is something that not everyone gets to enjoy. You can know exactly when the fruit is ripe and enjoy it with your friends and family. In order to get the best fruit from your fruit trees, you need to practice good tree pruning practices. Tree pruning not only helps to keep your fruit trees growing properly, but it also helps to make them stronger so that they won’t break during strong winds or from the weight of ripe fruit. Here at Wes’ Tree Service, we want to help you enjoy your fruit trees for as long as possible, which is why we have set up a few tips to make sure that you are having your fruit trees professionally pruned at the right times.

The ideal times for fruit pruning for the majority of trees, including fruit trees, are in the late winter or early spring, preferably before any budding on your fruit trees. Tree pruning done at this time is done when the tree is in dormancy, and less susceptible to damages or disease which could cripple or even kill your tree. When your tree pruning takes place outside of these times, you could be doing irreparable damages to your fruit trees.

If you have missed the window for tree pruning and are worried about your tree pruning future, please contact our professionals here at Wes’ Tree Service for information and tips on keeping your tree healthy in the meantime. To learn more about tree pruning, please feel free to contact us.