Fig Tree

Trimming Fig Tree

Anonymous added on January 6, 2011 | Answered

How do you trim a newly planted bare root fig tree that has no limbs?

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Answered on January 6, 2011

You should always wait for newly planted trees to establishe themselves before attempting to prune. Generally, this can take up to a year. During this time the tree is putting all of its energy into growing roots, which is imperative for healthy growth. If you try to prune before your fig is established, it will simply revert this energy to healing itself, rather than growing roots, making it more susceptible to pests and disease.

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