May 31, This promotes growth of the trunk, as well as strong horizontal branches that will form the skeleton of your tree. After it reaches this initial height- which should happen after 12 to 18 months- cut the main shoot back to to metres ( to ft) using pruning shears%(44).
Oct 10, The picture on the left shows the growth of three new branches on the first prune on a mango seedling. The most critical step to train a mango tree for making it compact is the first cut when the mango is very young, 1 year old; that is still a seedling. pruning at the wrong time could have a detrimental effect.
Pruning tends to stimulate shoot development in mango trees usually resulting in vigorous vegetative regrowth. If trees are cut back too heavily they may not fruit for two to three years.
Pruning is usually carried out to shape trees and open up theFile Size: 79KB. Young trees can be pruned at any time of the year. The aim should be to develop a spreading tree rather than a tall tree. Downward and inward growing branches or branches that cross over each other should also be removed.
Figure 1. A young mango tree BEARING TREES It may not be necessary to prune trees every year. It depends on a number of factors. 2. Once mango trees become 30 ft (9 m) or taller, extreme caution should be used in pruning the trees. Climbing trees to prune them is dangerous and not recommended. Pruning of large mango trees should be done by a trained professional (arborist) who is licensed and insured.
Objectives of Pruning. Aug 31, Pruning the Mango Tree in the First Year. Most mango trees do not require a lot of pruning, but trees can be pruned in the first year for several reasons.