Trimming trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jbkool3
October 11, 2009
I live in zone 6 and have two small japanese cherry trees and two small dogwood trees. How and when do I trim them. They are growing very tall in the center and not filling out a lot also, do I trim off the branches that are growing close to the ground? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
October 11, 2009

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You can prune your trees in late winter when they are dormant or in the very early spring just as new growth begins. You can prune out the lower branches and then shorten the rest. The new growth will develop nicely to fill in the canopies of your tree. Best wishes with your landscape!

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