How to Trim a Mango Tree
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The mango tree is a favorite choice for fruit lovers. Mangoes are a big, juicy fruit with a sweet and delicious flavor. Mango trees thrive in warmer weather conditions; temperatures higher than 30 degrees. Extreme cold damages twigs and leaves and negatively affects the flowers and fruit. To prevent freezing, plant the mango tree on the south side of the house in full sun. Mango trees need a well-draining soil with very little salt, boron and herbicides. Mango tree trimming isn't required but can prevent the trees from growing too tall.
Position a ladder to the mango tree if the tree is taller than your reach. Always be careful when climbing a ladder. Make sure it is stable with no chance of tipping.
Trim your mango trees after fruit production before the new flowering begins. The time is different in different climates.
Trim the branches from the top of the tree to the desired length. Determine how tall you want your trimmed mango tree to be and trim accordingly.
Cut off a few branches from the inside of the tree to allow sunshine to reach the middle branches. Fruiting is more abundant when the tree receives more light.
Apply a fungicide and a pesticide to the ends of the cut branches to prevent diseases.