Can I Prune My Trees Anytime at All?
Q: Did I hear you say that it’s okay to prune anytime you want to and if it bothers you, remove it?
A: That is pretty much the gist of it, within reason. I think I was referring to declining trees, such as dogwood or spruce. Once they start down the slippery slope of decline, nothing can reverse the inevitable. Folks ask me how to cure a dogwood tree that is already 3/4 dead. My stock answer is to enjoy the blooms but there will come a time when the tree’s dead limbs will outweigh their sparse flowers.