For most varieties that we sell, the following guide will help with your annual pruning;
Pruning Your Tree
fertilizer & nutrition
Never prune off more than 20% of the tree. This will cause the tree to go into a shock that will affect nut yield for the following season.
You are looking for a single main trunk in the center of the tree, with 3-5 off-shoots from the main trunk. These off-shoots should be equalized around the tree to prevent undue weight/stress on any one side of the tree.