Pruning overgrown fruit trees

Asked January 6, 2020, 11:17 PM EST

My husband and I bought a house in Redmond with about 10 fruit trees (apples, pears, plums and cherries). I know they need some serious pruning and I've been reading some of your publications on the subject. I have heard conflicting information on the timing of pruning - especially apple trees. Can you help guide me in the best timing for pruning my trees? thank you!!

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Generally speaking, you can prune your fruit trees in March. If we are still very cold or snowed in, I would wait, but usually the third or fouth week in March is safe for pruning including apples trees. It is suggested to prune while the plant is still dormant and not breaking bud.

Thanks, Amy Jo