Trimming Evergreens - Knowledgebase Question

Erial, NJ
Question by ERIN964
March 4, 2001
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO TRIM MY EVERGREEN BUSHES AND PINE TREES? CAN I TRIM THEM NOW?


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Answer from NGA
March 4, 2001

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Early spring is a good time to prune pines. Flowering shrubs should be pruned immediately after flowering or you'll lose the current year's bloom. If your evergreen shrubs do not flower, prune them in early spring. Otherwise, wait until the flowers are spent and prune them back then.

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