Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter Pruning is Important!


This time of year is a Great time to prune your Deciduous trees and shrubs while the sap is all done,
this includes your fruit trees. Of course you can also prune your Evergreen trees and shrubs as well.

When pruning the trees and shrubs you want to control the diseased parts of the plants as well as direction of the growth.

At this time you will want to trim off the unwanted branches to thin the tree.
All trees and shrubs are pruned differently and with different expectations.

There are a few ways to prune the fruit trees, one way is to use the 4 types of basic pruning of the fruit tree. 1) cut the diseased branches of. 2)cut dead branches. 3) cut the deformed branches. 4) the branches that cross each other.

The reason for pruning fruit trees is not because fruit trees have to be pruned to produce fruit, because they don't. However, to make the tree have more shape (umbrella shape) and branches stronger and keep diseased branches out, we prune them.Also will make for easier picking.  This is just a basic introduction to pruning.

If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to ask! has some great books on pruning

Marks Pacific NW Inc.  Landscaping, Lawn service and General Contractor


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