How to prune fruit trees: both freestanding or trained tree

Whatever the variety you have, knowing how to prune fruit trees will ensure they stay healthy, give you an abundant harvest year after year, and keep looking beautiful and under control. 

Be it apple, pear or plum, cherry or peach, there is a fruit tree to fit any sized garden and suit any climate. Fruit trees can be grown free-standing or trained to grow in a certain shape – such as espaliers, cordons, pyramids and fans.