How to winter prune apple trees

Keep apple trees healthy and productive by following Monty Don's advice on winter pruning.

Do it:

Jan, Feb, Dec

Overview

Find out how to prune an overgrown apple tree to encourage better fruiting and improve the overall health of the tree. Monty Don demonstrates how and where to make your cuts and which stems to remove.

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