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controlling height of crab apple tree

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04-Dec-07 09:28 PM EST 3   
carol12-Dec-07 12:55 PM EST   

Subject: controlling height of crab apple tree
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Date: 04-Dec-07 09:28 PM EST

I have a crab apple tree that has about six main branches but no leader. It is now nearing 20 ft. which is getting too tall for spraying and picking. How far do I trim back the branches for an effective tree of perhaps 12-15 ft.?

Subject: RE: controlling height of crab apple tree
From: carol
Date: 12-Dec-07 12:55 PM EST

I was told that you can trim your crabapple branches by one third to one half. I hav e been pincing the early new growth in the early summer and pruning by at least one third in March. My tree produces a huge amount of apples.

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