Pruning Honey Crisp Apple tree
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Here is the response provided by Annie Klodd, Extension Educator - Fruit and Vegetable Production / University of Minnesota Extension....
Pruning should be done in the winter. Newly planted trees, like a tree that is only 2 years old, should not have to be pruned very much because they're still so small. Here is our 3-part video series that describes how and when to prune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEMpLjGhQUQ
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