Apple tree pruning
I bought a house almost two years ago that came with an apple tree in the garden. It managed to grow a few (tasty!) apples this year.
I'm not sure what I should be doing to prune it. I've read that:
Winter is a good time to prune apple trees. (So round about now is good?)
The branch forking off low down on the tree is undesirable. Should I remove it (and the similar but smaller one)?
I'm not sure if the branches sticking up are watershoots or not. I think mostly not? I'm not sure what do do with them. Maybe leave the ones that are more horizontal, and remove (to a collar as low down as possible?) the ones that are straight up.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Here are a couple of photos:
Last edited: 22 December 2017 14:22:06