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Pruning/corrective leaning dwarf apple tree advice

I have a dwarf apple tree that has grown  leaning over to the south, I have tied ropes around it to bring it back to a more upright position, but what about pruning to balance the tree, maybe new main leader? Scary. Thanks Laura 


  • LBIMOLBIMO Posts: 11
    There are plastic hose tubes over the ropes at point of contact with the bark, but maybe I'll add some tights!! Thanks
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    This is an alternative method which I used on one of my apples:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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