Minnesota apple tree trimming question


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When and how should I trim back my young apple tree? the trunk has split into 2 equal trees.
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My knowledge is still very limited on pruning fruit trees but I am starting to learn as I just planted 5 that I'll have to maintain.

Generally you don't want to prune a tree at all between mid-summer and when it drops leafs. Pruning will stimulate a flush of new grown which won't have time to properly harden and mature before freezing which leads to problems.

There are a lot of guides online and several videos
This is a pruning backyard apple trees guide from Michigan State

This is a vid (part 2 of 3) from U of MN on how and where to prune apples. Watch pts 1 and 3 also.
 

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