Young pecan tree pruning question

I planted this bare root pecan tree on 1/2021. It was a single whip, no branches. It struggled last year and only made a couple inch of weak growth. This winter I cut it back below the weak branch a couple inches. So far this year it has made this growth. Where do you recommend I prune it, and should I prune it some now or wait until dormancy?


When I have a tree struggling to come back like that I let everything grow out for a year so it has the most leaves possible to feed the roots. Then prune back when dormant.

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That sounds like a good idea. Thanks

You need a central leader, but you need leaves to make the roots grow. I’m going to start pruning my grafts in a week or two, but my cultivars I planted this winter will probably wait until they’re dormant.

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