Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Apple tree trimming


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-02-2009, 05:58 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default Apple tree trimming

This post is for Brian (Little's) but whoever can help me trim this tree would be a big help.









Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Justin. I hope this helps. The idea is to promote the apples to grow on the old growth of the tree. So you want to remove all the vigorous upright shoots. And do some good thinning. This is important especially if it hasnt been maintained yearly.

Sell your customers on the importance of having this down EVERY year by you and they will have the best apples they have ever eaten from their tree.

I suggest you watch this video from Martha Stewart. She owns the most impressive apple orchard I have ever seen. And you may learn something from her long time gardener. Follow this link, then click on the watch video button in the middle of the screen. http://www.marthastewart.com/article...003d370a0aRCRD

This first picture should give you an idea of what I would cut off. But you will need to do more extensive cutting than just what Ive shown.



This next picture is what a properly pruned apple will look like when you are done. And after many years of proper cutting. Note that all the branches are old growth, and low growing. It should have the look of an umbrella when you are done.

__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2009, 10:19 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

So your saying all upright branches... even the big ones should be cut ? Do you work from the bottom to the top I would imagine ?

Thanks for helping me out, hopefully it will be 1 more or 2 more weeks till the snow is gone and I may start then. When i can pull up my trailer and pick up the branches that way.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2009, 11:16 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Well the large upright ones should have been cut when they were small and vigorous. But now that they are considered old growth, they will be ok for fruit, but you can still cut it for a better visual appeal, or leave it. That is where it becomes up to you. if you have 2 large branches too close together, then you can cut one for thinning. It is all subjective and up to you.

Keep these rules in mind, and try to picture a visually appealing outcome before you start.
1. Promote fruit growth from old growth.
2. Keep crown thinned.
3. Remove vigorous uprights (not the same as old uprights)
4. Keep branches growing low.
5. Try for a good visual appeal.
6. Remove anything dead or diseased.

Also, did you watch the video I linked above? It is a must see.
__________________
Northern California

Last edited by Little's; 04-02-2009 at 11:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2009, 11:42 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah I sure did.

The picture you took is kind of hard, with the glare.. so If you don't mind showing me a few more cuts from the close up pic (the last one, where you see the transport in the back) That would help me alot.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:09 AM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Kind of hard to tell in the pics what wood is what, but the idea is to remove the new growth, and leave the older growth. The tree will look WAY thinner when you are done. once you start cutting, you will see what I mean.
Just try not to cut too much of the old growth, unless it is necessary for room, branches rubbing.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-03-2009, 01:51 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't really know anything about trimming trees myself but remember my dad talking about apple trees need to be open enough that you can through a bushel basket through it. I never understood why, but what Little said makes sense.

Eli
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2009, 03:34 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default Update

I trimmed my apple tree today, I will have some pictures later. I had to stop due to rain.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how do you charge for trimming shrubs? mjdonas Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 02-23-2009 10:31 AM
Tree Trimming Casualty.... musician/lawnman Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 4 10-17-2008 10:48 PM
Fined for trimming trees? Steve General Business Discussions 4 08-16-2007 12:54 AM
GopherHaul now on Apple's iTunes Steve General Business Discussions 1 05-14-2007 09:08 PM
Trimming as an upsell? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 2 03-22-2007 08:49 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:58 PM
Yesterday 10:58 PM
by breadcrumb
0 27
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Yesterday 10:55 PM
by breadcrumb
0 19
Greetings from above! (...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Yesterday 05:29 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
0 33
Fencing help
Knaubone
Yesterday 02:36 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Knaubone
0 33
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
Yesterday 08:50 AM
by rmccutchan
9 219
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
Yesterday 08:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
4 164
French gardener owner's...
didgreen
01-30-2015 09:10 AM
Yesterday 02:25 AM
by didgreen
3 115
Thanks for all the posts
WheatGrass
01-30-2015 06:38 AM
Yesterday 01:29 AM
by WheatGrass
2 106
hows it going.
uppercut
01-30-2015 05:01 AM
01-30-2015 11:16 PM
by uppercut
3 118
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
01-30-2015 11:11 PM
by uppercut
2 99
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-30-2015 10:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 902
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
01-30-2015 09:15 PM
by veteranslawncaresystems
6 222
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
01-30-2015 07:51 PM
by Chilehead
2 116
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
01-30-2015 07:46 PM
by Chilehead
11 928
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-30-2015 04:47 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 493
whats this briggs?
uppercut
01-30-2015 12:40 AM
01-30-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
1 79
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-30-2015 02:36 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
1,202 364,086
Lawn Mowing -...
ringahding1
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
by ringahding1
0 56
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-29-2015 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 309
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
01-29-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 275
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-29-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 529
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
01-29-2015 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 249
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,251
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,144
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,518
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 652
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,432
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 185
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 153
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 844
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 382
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 322
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,665
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 212
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 458
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 222
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 366
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 350
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 409
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 580
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 393
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 728
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 468
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,284
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 632
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,579
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 548
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 364
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 289
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,877
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris flyers foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing mr dave mulch per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride reo running a business seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy