Pruning trees - Knowledgebase Question

Elverta, Ca
Question by magtitan
January 10, 2009
What time of year do I prune my trees?

Answer from NGA
January 10, 2009


The answer really depends upon the types of trees you're pruning. Winter is an excellent time to prune fruit trees, but not other trees that traditionally bloom in the spring. For those, you'd wait until after they've finished blooming (crape myrtle is an example). The general rule of thumb is to prune flowering trees after they have finished flowering, non-flowering trees in the winter when they're dormant, and needled evergrees such as pines when they begin growing in the spring. If you have specific trees you're interested in pruning, feel free to submit another question and we'll guide you through the process.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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