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Pruning Trees in Winter

Pruning a tree. (Photo: Pixabay)

Winter is an ideal time to prune deciduous fruit and shade trees, since the trees are dormant and you can more easily see the tree canopy. In many cases, pruning can also help prevent or control certain insect and disease problems. For help with...

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:41 PM
Tags: apricot (4), cherry (6), disease (32), dormant (1), environmental disorders (2), fruit (35), pest (75), prune (4), pruning (4), tree (16), trees (10), UC IPM (225), winter (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Avoid Pruning Apricots and Cherries in Cool Season

Figure 1. Oozing produced by fungal infection of a cherry branch pruned during a previous cool season.

Most people think about pruning fruit trees during the winter since the branch structure is most visible and winter is considered the traditional time to prune deciduous trees. Actually, pruning fruit trees mainly during the growing season is a good...

Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk.
Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk.

Figure 2. A cross-cut into the infected branch reveals a large fungal canker in the wood; the infection continues into the trunk. (C. Ingels, UCCE Sacramento)

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Author: Chuck Ingels, UCCE Sacramento
Tags: apricot (4), canker (3), cherry (6), pruning (4)

The Good Side of Pruning

Fig. 2. Anthracnose on sycamore twigs.

In the December 2013 issue of the Green Bulletin, we looked at “Pruning and Tree Physiology: The Bad and the Ugly” for pruning and maintaining ornamental trees as well as some pruning pitfalls. However, pruning can also be highly beneficial...

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Tags: disease (32), pruning (4), tree care (1)

Pruning and Tree Physiology: The Bad and The Ugly

A coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) in the initial stages of decline from Armillaria root rot.

[From Dec 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] Pruning in Practice Pruning is perhaps the most common tree maintenance activity that is undertaken on urban and ornamental trees. This is in sharp contrast with forest trees, which are...

Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Tags: Lacan (2), pruning (4), tree (16)
 
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