|I had a Royal Poinciana planted last fall. It lost all its leaves during the winter. Now the trunk is beginning to show some green sprouts. When, if at all, should I prune the dead branches? I am in Sarasota, FL Thanks!
|Answer from NGA
March 2, 2011
|I like to wait until I see new growth before pruning away any frost damage so it sounds as though now's a good time for you to do some pruning, as well. Prune to just below any obviously damaged wood. Pruning encourages new growth so you should see some activity within 2-3 weeks after pruning. Best wishes with your tree!
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