Curt Hettman wrote:Thanks. All advice is helpful as this will be the first time that I take an active part in the growth of a tree. My tendency would be to leave it up to nature but since I am looking to actually control the max size of the tree something will need to be done.
At the moment I plan to trim the side shoots and put on a good layer of leaf mulch. Then in the spring I will transplant it into the back yard and let it do its thing till late fall. At that time I will give it a pruning to force branching and limit height.
ted agens wrote:Up here, you will see a lot of old apple trees on the side of the road that have gone wild. Most of them have no fruit, some still have a lot. It depends on species, area/ climate, etc.