Luckily, there’s no such thing as “right” or “wrong” when it comes to pruning, but it really helps if you understand what the consequences of your pruning cuts will be. Then you can make informed choices about  how you prune your trees, no matter how big, old, tangled or confused they are. Peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears are usually pruned in winter, while the trees are dormant. This week we’ll have a  look at why it’s a good idea to prune, and then investigate the 10 basic principles of pruning.

Read the article in Autumn – Week 11.