Care of your newly planted tree is critical to its long-term health. There's not much to do, but it's important to do it right. Read on for details.
✓ Pruning young trees: The pruning you do on your new trees will set their course for life, determining their shape, strength, and overall health. It's easy to do, but it's critical that you do it right and not do too much. Develop a central trunk with main scaffold branches spaced evenly along and around the trunk. Eliminate any tight crotches as well as any branches that are crossing, rubbing, damaged, weak, oversized, or redundant (see Figure 17-3). See Chapter 20 for more pruning advice.
Some folks will tell you that a newly planted tree should be heavily cut back. Poppycock. A young tree needs every leaf to develop a healthy root system. Prune with a light hand, following the previous instructions.
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