How to Prune Trees and Shrubs



Learn when is the best time of the year to prune your trees and shrubs, the benefits of pruning, and tips for successful pruning.

One of the most important tasks of the year should be done before the busy spring rush—the pruning of dormant trees and shrubs.

Pruning is necessary for several reasons: to control size or shape, to remove dead or diseased branches or limbs, to improve structure or to stimulate new growth or flowering. Pruning also can improve the health and look of a plant by allowing more light and air into the center.

Early spring is also a good time to provide established trees and shrubs with a top dressing of organic nutrients such as Milorganite.

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