Limbing-up native dogwood

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Limbing-up native dogwood

Postby pwdean » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:34 pm

Can I remove the lower limbs of a native dogwood and loblolly pine now? The trees are over twenty feet tall and I would like to raise the clearance under the trees. If not when is the proper time to do so.
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Re: Limbing-up native dogwood

Postby lorijones » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

Since dogwoods are "bleeders", the best time to prune them is in late fall or early winter or in mid summer. You should wait until late winter or early spring (before growth begins) to prune the lower branches of the pine.
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Re: Limbing-up native dogwood

Postby Martym » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:45 am

We just cut 5 to 8 large branches off our nice, very big, dogwood at the end of June, as I did not know it should be done in different season becaus of sap. Now I need to find out if we need to do something to protect the dogwood.
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