View Full Version : Dogwood pruning??

05-27-2004, 10:57 PM
Is there any special thing about pruning dogwoods? Just curious really. I have a customer that is going to prune his own, thought I might offer some advice. Thanks, Tony

05-29-2004, 08:49 PM

This should help

D Felix
05-30-2004, 11:07 AM
Also try: http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/pruning_young.asp


05-31-2004, 08:47 PM
basically they are a pain in the ass. just how they grow.
long branches with not alot of foliage. branches dont alternate much either, they branch like a lilac or vibernum- oppisite making most cuts deep cuts.

Stephen M.
05-31-2004, 09:24 PM
Dogwoods don't like heavy pruning; if you do, they heavily sucker.
If you must pruning, take off as little as possible to maintain shape. If your customer wants to make a big tree into a little tree, it won't work. If it's "nice tree / wrong place", cut it down and put in a size appropiate tree in its place.