To trim or not to trim? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kistyles1980
October 6, 2010
I have a couple maple trees that needs trimmed bad.I understand that dead branches can be trimmed anytime.Can I trim once the leaves fall?


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Answer from NGA
October 6, 2010
If you prune in the fall while the sap is still flowing, the pruning cuts will bleed. It's better to prune in January if you plan on extensive pruning; February or March is best for light pruning.

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