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Winter Pruning and the Bradford Pear Tree

Posted by E-Landscape on Jan 31, 2012 6:44:26 AM

Winter is an excellent time for pruning and evaluating potential hazards in deciduous trees as the absence of leaves reveals the plant's branching structure. It is also easier to spot previous storm damage, such as broken branches, which may fall in more winds or heavy snow. Similarly, exposure to plant pathogens and fungal diseases is much lower during the winter months, which is beneficial as pruning most typically involves exposing live tissue which can create an entry point for disease.

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Topics: pyrus calleryana, winter pruning, E-Landscape, plant pathogens, tree canopy, fungal disease, storm damage, Blog, tree pruning, Bradford Pear, commercial property, deciduous trees, Callery Pear

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