Richard Hentschel discusses the benefits of proper annual pruning to balance leaf growth against flower and fruit production. Regardless of the kind of apple tree planted, annual pruning will maintain the tree and provide you with a smaller tree. Spur type trees will require less pruning that a standard tree, but all benefit from annual pruning.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.