5 year old buck +
Is it ok to lightly prune apples in the fall. These trees were planted this spring. I am looking to prune all the small branches under the 4' mark. Last year I did not do this on the pear trees I planted and our snow pack broke the majority of them off. It peeled them right from the trunk. My plan is to cut these branches off and paint the trunks. What would be the harm in doing this?