Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fall Pruning

As fall color wanes, the branching structure of all the trees starts to emerge.  The coral bark and paper bark maples begin to glow as the light hits their bark.  For most trees the bare outline of the canopy is what we appreciate.

Now is the best time to shape and prune trees into the look we want.  The branches are easy to see, the tree is practically asleep and the sunny weather is perfect for gardening!

Once all the dead wood and crossing branches are gone, continue to open up the canopy by removing branches that have minimal separation.  This will create depth and add light inside the tree.  Work around the tree on all sides evenly and look to create layers at different heights.

Call wildwood nursery at 707.833.1161 if you need a pruning service!

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