Snow storm coming with leaves on young trees... help them lose their leaves?

6" of snow in tomorrow’s forecast… some of the 2nd/3rd-leaf fruit trees have lost most of their leaves, but a few still have half or 3/4 of their leaves.

I’m a little concerned about limb breakage.

Anyone know if it is ok to trim off some of the leaves, even if it’s just on the outer half of the scaffolds?

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Yes. You can pull them off without any problems. This will save your limbs breakage from the heavy snow.

Tony

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I believe in the tropics methods are used by one of our members to artificially defoliate apples to begin a dormancy with no ill effects.

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Thanks so much… they’re ready for the storm!

Oh, wow. Had no idea that was possible!