The early training of a fruit tree is the most important pruning you will ever do. These cuts establish the basic structural framework of a tree so that it can support the weight of its ripening fruit. Summer pruning is also essential thereafter to keep the size of fruit trees under control. We would normally be holding a workshop to discuss the basic guidelines and demonstrate pruning on the established Fuji apple in our front display garden. But alas, no workshop this year. Instead, on your next visit to the nursery, ask a sales associate for instructions, and take home a handout on this subject.