Catalpa Trees- Pruning

Q: There is a 15 ft. tall catalpa tree at my lake house. I want to prune it to make it more bushy. I gather and freeze catalpa worms each year for fish bait. With more leaves, I’ll get more caterpillars.

A: Cut six inches off the tip of every limb in February. The limbs will resprout into two twigs covered in numerous leaves and make a bushier tree.

Pruning Trees

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