|We planted our new tree last 1.5 years ago as a new tree in our front yard. It is now about 17-20 feet high and the base of the tree is about 8-10 inches in diameter. It gets full sun and seems to be doing very well. |
I'm noticing that alot of the limbs are somewhat small and fairly long in lenght and I am wondering if I should be pruning it for the first time this winter.
If so, I'm not sure how to do it etc.
Can you advise!
|You didn't say what type of tree you're growing so I can only give general suggestions. Prune early this spring, just as new growth begins. You can shorten the branches by one-third to encourage a thick, dense canopy. Some trees look gawky in youth but develop into grand specimens as they age. Since your tree is fast-growing, you'll want to help the basic canopy structure be thick and sturdy by shortening the branches which will force new growth in the center of the canopy.|
Best wishes with your landscape!