Pruning Trees & Bushes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dlsbax
October 14, 2009
Do you have a chart of when and how much to prune trees & Bushes. I have leyland cypress trees that need pruning - I live in Middle Tennessee. How do I trim them to top growth on top and even the branches around tree?

Answer from NGA
October 14, 2009


Evergreens are best pruned in the spring, just as new growth begins so hold off on pruning your cypresses. As for other landscape trees and shrubs, most have their own pruning preferences. I don't have a chart, but here's an extension office publication that should offer some guidance:

Another helpful site is Sunset Magazine:

Best wishes with your landscape.

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