Central leader pruning


Yearling... With promise
I have a pear tree that I planted this year but it is a 2 year old tree. it has 3 branches competing for the coveted central leader spot and I was wondering if I should prune 2 of them now or wait till the tree is dormant this winter. Thanks for your help in advance!

Turkey Creek

5 year old buck +
Just tie them down and encourage them to be scaffolds instead


5 year old buck +
Yes, if they are right at the top, take them out now Crim. You'll get a lot more growth on the remaining leader. It's called weak leader pruning, a very good practice to get in the habit of doing.
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