When the trees are bare during winter nothing goes on it the orchard? Wrong. Winter (and early spring) are when we get the trees ready for the season to follow. Apple trees need to be pruned each year to insure that they will produce the best colored and flavored fruit. We have been busily giving our trees their annual “haircuts.” This process will continue right up to the time the trees bloom in the spring. At this point we anticipate that blooming will start in April and continue until about May 10.