Follow these links to Michigan State University's articles on Root Pruning.

"Root pruning guide for apple trees to reduce excessive vigor"

"A renewed interest in root pruning"

Also a study from 2011

"Root pruning apple trees to control excessive vigor in 2011"


"NEW" Disc type root pruner. Single Sided (above) or Double Sided.

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30" Tall discs slice easily into heavy soil.

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Thin, rolling discs require much less power to pull through heavy soil.

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The double-sided has a collapsed width of 84 inches and 36 inches of adjustment on each side.

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•    Heavy duty construction.
•    Adjustable to row width.
•    Adjustable skid plate.
•    Tool stand for safe and easy hook-up.


•    36" Slide cylinder with hoses and fittings for single or double-row models.


•     Slows growth of over vigorous trees.
•     Increased firmness and storage life of fruit.
•     Gives better color to red varieties.
•     Greatly decreases dropping of fruit at harvest.

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