Pruning nut treee

Does anyone prune nut trees (pecan, walnut, hickory, etc) to a lower height such as can be done with apples, pears, or other fruit trees? Or would the smaller crop just not be worth it?

Most nut trees seem to grow to quite large sizes compared to even standard apples or pears. Hazel nuts reportedly stay a “decent size” at around 15ft from what I’ve read.



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my hybrid hazels top out at 7ft. and are a limber bush. super easy to harvest and you can grow them as a hedge for privacy or a windbreak. nothing bothers them at least here. i prefer the taste of them over other nuts esp. toasted. rarely need to prune other than damaged wood. our heavy snow doesnt even break them.

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