This antiquarian book contains a comprehensive guide to pruning apple trees, with information on tools, when to prune, how to prune, common problems and avoiding them, and much more. This informative and profusely illustrated text will appeal to orchard-owners and discerning gardeners, and would make for a great addition to collections of gardening and agricultural literature. Although old, the information contained herein is timeless, and will be of as much use to modern readers as it was when first published. The chapters of this book include: 'The Final Pruning', 'Branches Must Not be Crowded', 'High Heads versus Low Heads', 'The Framework', 'The Second Stage', 'The Fruiting Stage', 'A Well-Formed Old Apple Tree', 'Odd Years', 'The Time to Prune', 'Painting Wounds', 'Pruning Tools', etcetera. This book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction to growing fruit.