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Posted on 07 February 2018 by admin (0)

Pruning is very important in your trees. It rejuvenates trees, allows them to grow quickly and in the right shape. Pruning also increases tree productive. However, pruning timing is more important than the tree pruning itself. Right timing will ensure that pruning yields the desired results. Depending on the type of the tree we expect to have different timing for the trees. Different timing also gives different results of pruning. There are times you prune your tree to enhance growth, other times you prune the tree to enhance flowering and other times you prune the tree to remain healthy. All these pruning timings should be done well to ensure that you achieve your desired results. The following are the timing of pruning your trees for effective results.

  • When there are Damaged, Dying or Dead Branches

Dead, dying and damaged branches possess some risk on the tree. Pest can hide on these branches and spread to the entire tree. These branches also prevent the trees from growing to desired size and density. Sick branches on your tree can spread the infection to the entire tree causing its death. Therefore, you should always inspect your trees to ensure that these branches are removed from the trees as quickly as possible.

  • Before Flowering Season for the Flowering trees

Flowering trees should be pruned immediately after they bloom. This is usually in the spring season. Trees normally flower on the woods that was produced on the previous season. Pruning, therefore, helps the tree to have more flowers. It opens the tree canopy for sufficient sunlight. Sunlight is very helpful in the flowering process. Example of the trees to prune on the springs are mountain laurel, rhododendron, flowering plum, azalea, magnolia, chokeberry, lilac, forsythia and the flowering quince. Other trees flower during the summer season. These trees should be pruned in late winter before new growth starts. These trees include snowberry, beauty bush, viburnum, autumn olive, and summer sweet.

  • When Trees have no flowers or fruit

Flowering and fruiting trees should be pruned in the season they do not have any fruit or flower. When you prune flowered tree or trees with fruits you damage them. The fruits fall off and the tree performance is reduced. These trees should be pruned in the seasons which they are dormant. Pruning should be done before active budding or growing is experiences. When pruning ensure you first inspect the tree whether it has signs of flowering or fruits.

Some trees require continuous pruning to give adequate sunlight. Other trees require pruning every year in a particular season. You should understand which is the best season of the year to prune such kind of trees. Other trees, on the other hand, require minimal or no pruning. If you prune them regularly you reduce their performance. Therefore, as a homeowner ensure you understand your trees well. You can always get help from tree care experts. The experts will give you advice on the best time to prune your trees.