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Late Winter is an Ideal Time to Prune Landscape Trees

Prune trees early and often so they can recover

 

January 30, 2020



AMES, Iowa – Once the snow and ice begin to melt, Iowans should be able to get an early start on at least one aspect of property care: pruning trees.

According to the article “Pruning Landscape Trees,” found in the January edition of Acreage Living Newsletter, the best time to prune trees is usually mid to late winter, or February through March. Pruning this time of year allows the tree to begin closing/compartmentalizing the wound when growth commences in early spring.

There are many reasons for pruning trees. Some common reasons are to improve the health and structure of the tree, r...



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