Pruning Walnut Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Ana, CA
Question by iquezada
December 22, 1997
Is it okay to prune a walnut tree way back at this time?
The tree is about 25 to 30 feet tall.


Image
Answer from NGA
December 22, 1997

0

Pruning usually stimulates a tree to put on new growth, so it's best to prune when they are in a dormant state. If you prune now and the tree starts putting out new growth, it could be damaged by cold temperatures. In your area of California, you should wait until late February or early March to prune. If you plan on a major overhaul of the tree, it will take you two or three years to achieve your goal. For the future health of your tree, try not to remove more than a third of the live material off at any one time.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hibiscus 'Purpureus Variegatus'"