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Pear tree pruning also begins at planting time. [1] X Research source Removing dead or damaged branches is one o… A shallow cut into the cambium interrupts the flow of auxins to the dormant buds and these buds will start to grow. Fruit will only form on branches that are at least one full year and working on the second year. If you can’t achieve an angle of at least 60 degrees between the branch and the trunk of the tree, then remove the branch. Limit spring and summer pruning to light thinning, and try to avoid trimming pear trees after midsummer. The best time for pruning fruit trees is at planting and in subsequent years, in early spring before buds break and trees are still dormant. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. If it’s raining or snowing when you cut your tree, there’s a higher risk of infection getting into the wet cuts. There are 12 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Use as few cuts as possible to remove damage and thin the canopy. The only other reason to cut them is if the branch is dead or damaged. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/1\/11\/Prune-a-Pear-Tree-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Prune-a-Pear-Tree-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/1\/11\/Prune-a-Pear-Tree-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid4459760-v4-728px-Prune-a-Pear-Tree-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

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