1. Rake Up Fallen Leaves
This will remove any pests or insects lingering around your tree.
2. Prune Dormant Tree
Start your prune after all the leaves have fallen.
3. Remove Diseased or Dying Branches
Trim branches that grow straight up or 'root suckers.'
4. Dispose of Unwanted Branches
The most common way to dispose of unwanted branches is woodchip, but you can also use dried up branches for kindling.
5. Reuse Mulch
Putting mulch around fruit trees are a good protector and blanket during the winter.