Pruning trees and shrubs

Mid-to-late fall is a great time to prune. With leaves gone, you can see what you are doing and determine where corrective pruning is needed.
Pruning alters the form and growth of a plant and is preventive maintenance. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years for a tree or shrub.

• Remove dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, storms, or other adverse mechanical damage.

• Remove branches and branch stubs that rub together.

• Remember! Do not prune any shrubs that bloom in spring, such as asalea, rhododendron or dogwood.

Additional linksPruning plants in winter
Winter Pruning Temperatures