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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Winter is a great time to prune some deciduous trees and bushes...

Time to Prune

Late winter is a good time for pruning some trees and shrubs, as wound closure for plants begins in the spring.  Do not prune flowering bushes that bloom on old wood now such as Hydrangeas!

Pruning deciduous trees and shrubs in the winter promotes fast regrowth in the spring, as most are dormant during the winter months. It’s also easier to see the shape of the tree or shrub, since the foliage is gone.

Here are some tips:

Prune on a mild, dry day.
Remove any dead and diseased branches. Then remove the overgrown and smaller branches to increase light and air at the crown of the tree.
Cut branches at the node, the point at which one branch or twig attaches to another.
When pruning apple trees and other fruit trees, cut water sprouts right to their bases. Remove weak twigs.
Spring is coming!!!
Cindy
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