Feb 19, 2015 · The first thing to do is to gather your tools and make sure they are in good order. A good hand pruner, well-oiled and sharpened is necessary. You will also want to have a pair of loppers, a hand saw, a small chainsaw, a leaf rake, and an eight foot ladder. Peach tree before trimming. Notice all the crossing branches. Different kinds of fruit trees require different pruning styles.