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To avoid stem cankers , prune honeylocusts when they are still dormant in late winter.
Topping and tipping are pruning practices that harm trees and should not be used. Crown reduction pruning is the preferred method to reduce the size or height of the crown of a tree, but is rarely needed and should be used infrequently.
Topping, the pruning of large upright branches between nodes, is sometimes done to reduce the height of a tree. Proper pruning reduces the trees’ hazard potential; improper pruning can increase hazard potential. Over the years many commonly accepted pruning practices have been determined to be detrimental to tree health. Pruning to Raise the Crown or Canopy Foliage and branches grow where they can acquire sunlight to support tree growth.
Pruning changes the form and growth of a plant. Pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance for both insect and disease damage. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during the formative years for a tree or shrub. The late dormant season is the best time for most pruning. Remember that each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, therefore it is important to set an objective for why the tree will be pruned.
For young trees the objective is to improve tree structure. Poor pruning can cause damage the tree must grow over causing the wound to stay within the tree forever.
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Learn more about pruning young trees. Pruning Palms. Oct 03, Pruning late in the season produces tender new growth that may not be sufficiently hardened and venerable to frost damage Certain shade and flowering trees tend to bleed or excrete large amounts of sap from pruning wounds. Among these trees are maple, birch, dogwood, beech, elm, willow, flowering plum, and flowering cherry.