Pruning Japanese Red Maples - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by BioTeach57
September 17, 2000
What is the proper time to prune a Japanese Red Maple tree?

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2000
Early spring, just as new growth begins is the best time to prune plants. If you prune too late in the year, such as late summer or early fall, you'll encourage the plant to put out new growth. This new growth will be quite susceptible to winter damage. Wait until spring to prune your maple.

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