fruitless mulberry trees - Knowledgebase Question

hesperia, CA
Question by bhanifan1
July 20, 2007
when is the best time to trim off low hanging branches? Is there a certain way they need to be trimmed so as not to destroy the tree?

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2007


Winter, when the tree is dormant, is the best time to do some serious pruning on a mulberry. If there's just a branch or two you want to remove, you can do it now. When you're pruning, it's important not to leave stubs; cut a branch back to where it emerges to remove it completely, or back to where you want new growth to begin.

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