University of Illinois Extension
February 2, 2017

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up concludes a several week series on the home orchard. The last show covers differences of care between young non-bearing fruit trees and mature bearing trees providing us with fruits. That proper creation of scaffold branches allows sun and air to penetrate the entire canopy, allowing flowers and fruits to be produced throughout the tree. Mature trees bearing fruits need pruning to manage annual growth, create a new scaffold branch in the event of a loss, ease of management for any sprays and inspection during the season.

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