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Winter Tree and Shrub Pruning Tips

Winter Tree and Shrub Pruning Tips

Winter pruning of trees and shrubs has advantages, but before starting the task at hand, it is best to know which types of plants are in your garden - deciduous trees or coniferous trees. Deciduous trees have leaves, while coniferous trees bear cones.

Why Prune in Winter

Winter pruning of most deciduous trees and shrubs is more advantageous than fall pruning for the health of your garden or landscaping. Done correctly, winter pruning will promote the production of more flowers or fruit in the seasons ahead.

The reasons for this are pretty straightforward. After the leaves have fallen, it is easier to see and get to the parts of your trees or shrubs which need to be pruned. Because the tree or shrub is dormant at the time of pruning, it will have extra energy for new growth once spring breaks. Finally, pruning during fall can put your trees or shrubs at risk due to an increased risk of disease from mold and fungus.

Pruning Tips

Our experts offer the following tips for winter pruning:

 

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