5 ADVANTAGES TO WINTER PRUNING

“Winter is the ideal time to prune. Trees are dormant and have no leaves, making it easy to see branches and make good cuts. Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. There’s a certain amount of tradition in this because many plants are pruned in winter, but cool winter days are also far more conducive to physical activity. And pruning can, indeed, be quite hard work.”

Dormant Tree Shrub Pruning

WINTER CAN BE AN IDEAL TIME TO PRUNE MOST TREE AND SHRUBS

Correct pruning is a landscape practice that can enhance the health, vigor and aesthetics of your trees and shrubs. Below are Five advantages to pruning in the winter:

1. During the winter, most woody plants are dormant and so are the many diseases and insects that can potentially invade pruning cuts.

2. After leaves have fallen, it is much easier to see the plants overall form and structure. Damaged and diseased branches are more readily apparent when not obscured by foliage…

 

Read more: https://www.whygoodnature.com/winter-pruning

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