Posted on Mar 28, 2021

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Tree Trimming: Is It Okay to Prune Trees in the Spring?

While we’ve all been admiring the growth of green outside so far this spring, perhaps you’ve noticed something as you’ve taken a look at your yard. Does it look like one of trees or shrubs is a little overgrown and could use a little trimming for better balance?

We’ve discussed before why it’s important to prune trees in the fall dormant season – it prevents the spread of tree diseases and it’s generally easier to perform when all of the leaves have fallen off. But can you prune now, before the summer time?

Let’s learn a little bit about spring tree pruning.

Pruning trees in the spring can be safely done as long as you don’t remove more than 10% of the tree branches in the process. Don’t try to do too much to the trees as you might be putting them at risk of disease or tree pest infestation. The 2 main objectives should be removing any dead branches to keep the tree safe as well as shaping it a little bit with minimal cuts.

Young, recently planted trees are ideal for spring pruning because you can improve their structure as they continue to grow this way. In addition, maple, walnut, and birch trees are good candidates for a spring prune.

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