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Fruit Tree Growing Tips

Begin pruning apple and pear trees. Remember to maintain a pyramid-shaped tree, wide and strong at the bottom and gradually tapering to a point at the top. Tie the dwarf trees to a support stake or trellis. (Caution: Avoid using tying materials that may girdle the trees. Tie loosely to allow for growth.) For disease and insect control, prune out dead wood. Also dispose of prunings.


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