The first five years of pruning and training a pear tree affect the production.
Removing large branches over time helps ensure that sufficient light to produce buds and fruit reaches a larger portion of the canopy.
It is critical for an ongoing renewal process. Don’t cut too many large branches. Remove one to two large branches per tree per year. Pruning which is too aggressive can result in excess tree vigor the following year. Create the tree architecture and promote renewal. “The secret to pruning is to find balance” Musacchi explains. “At first you want to let the tree grow. Then you want to define the axis. Generally, higher density young pears would be pruned as a spindle or a bi-axis.
Here we are using 3 axis to reduce vigor. Cut off the top one-third of a Bartlett pear whip -- a tree seedling -- that is 3 to 5 feet tall. If the tree tree cutting near gas pipline planted in the fall, wait until bud swell in the spring for the first pruning. 2. Jun 20, Pear tree pruning also begins at planting time. Cut back young, unbranched trees 33 to 36 inches ( cm.) above the ground to encourage good branching.
If your new tree has plenty of branches, remove those that are less than 18 inches ( cm.) from the ground and those with crotches of less than 60 degrees.
10 o’clock pruning angle.
Lucinda Sweet Apr 26,
Narrow, V-shape crotches are an open invitation to disastrous splitting later on, particularly when your tree is ripening with a large bumper crop. For your branches: choose wide 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock angles. Pruning to a bud.