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Tips for Pruning Trees and Shrubs in the Winter

Winter is drawing to a close, but it is also the best time to prune your trees and shrubs. So, if you haven’t already, now is the time to do so because the woody plants are dormant.Gardener pruning a tree

Why Should I Prune My Trees and Shrubs?

A well pruned plant will produce more flowers and fruit than one that is not. Not only that, but a good pruning will keep your trees and shrubs healthy and disease free which will require less care from you.

How Do I Prune My Trees and Shrubs?

When you are pruning a tree, make sure to remove any dead or dying branches and remove any diseased limbs. Make sure to cut well below the diseased area so the disease doesn’t spread. Trim any branches that are over grown. And thin branches that are blocking natural sunlight and air from reaching the center of the trees.

When you’re cutting the trees, make sure to cut at an angle that mirrors the branch collar. Don’t leave behind any stubs, that will invite insects and disease into the area to attack the tree.

Having trouble pruning a tree or shrub? Contact the professionals at Evergreen Genes, we would be happy to help you.

About Evergreen Genes

In 1954, Evergreen Gene’s opened its doors in Glen Burnie, MD. The store functioned as a garden center that offered landscaping, lawn maintenance and hardscaping services. When you walk into our store, the selection of trees, flowers and other shrubbery will amaze you. Our inventory has anything that a horticulturist like yourself could possibly want.

Evergreen Gene’s is conveniently located at 401 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie, and is open during regular business hours. We are always happy to speak with our customers, so do not hesitate to give us a call at 410-766-6877.

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Source:

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/prime-time-pruning?page=0,1

 

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