Winter is one of the best times of the year to rejuvenate trees and shrubs as most plants are dormant during this time of year. Pruning deciduous trees and shrubs in the winter promotes fast regrowth in the spring. It's also easier to see the shape of deciduous plants in the winter since their foliage is gone. The objective is to thin out and reduce the plant while restoring its shape.
However, winter pruning is contingent upon Mother Nature - generally speaking, we only have a 6-8 week window (January-February) depending on how much snowfall/ice we get and/or how soon spring arrives.
Benefits and goals of winter pruning include:
· Cutting out all dead, diseased, and injured branches allows for more air and light
· Pruning results in maximum flowering and bountiful fruit
· Removing overgrown and smaller branches increases light/air at crown of the tree or shrub
· Prevent certain trees/shrubs from outgrowing their position in a landscape
· Develop plants into sound structures without over-stressing limbs
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