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When is the best time to prune trees?

When the tree is small! Weak branches or those that intersect main branches should be pruned out. An open "layered" structure sets the future direction of the tree's branching. Also, the smaller the cut, the faster the recovery.

Seasonally, ideal pruning times vary. Flowering evergreen shrubs should be pruned after flowering, or annually in late summer. Evergreens, like Pines and Spruces should be pruned in late winter after the threat of deep cold is past. It is best to prune fruit and flowering trees, and any deciduous tree (one that sheds all of its leaves) in the winter. The greatest advantage to winter pruning is that the air is free of decay causing bacteria, insuring a sanitary cut.

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