There may be snow on the ground, but now is the perfect time to prepare your fruit tree to bloom.
That’s University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Andrew Holsinger. He says an overabundance of fruit may sound like a good thing, but that can be dangerous for trees.
Without pruning or thinning, it’s easier for pests and disease to ail your tree.
Holsinger also recommends spraying fruit trees – just be careful with insecticides.
Learn more at extension.illinois.edu.
Holsinger appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.