When pruning trees the apple producers remove old branches, reduce shoots and shorten branches. They aim at getting spindle-shaped trees to guarantee that their Ambrosia™ apples get enough energy and light in spring and summer. Furthermore, pruning stimulates young fruiting branches.
The cut branches fall to the ground and are shredded by the mulcher. The mulch slowly decomposes and becomes an excellent natural fertilizer. This is where everything comes full circle as the producers return part of the trees to the soil.