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help with pruning @ stress

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by turfeater, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. turfeater

    turfeater LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 166

    help with pruning ,heat stress


    I have a customer who wants her smoke tree and large lilac cut back well ,,say 2 feet of 7 or so of each ,,Problem ? Its been very dry here in central ohio , ..would this be too much stress on them now ? Could I reduce by having her water each for a while and after ?
    tree ,bush are both in good shape .

    also have a customer who has a twisted filbert ..thats out grown with a lot of suckers ,,how do I tackle that one ,,,same thing in a dry area ,,

    How do you trim these up ?

    Thanks much already rt
  2. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    Selectively pruning (1/3 rule) is not going to cause undue stress to the plants. Summer is a great time to cut-back sucker growth and dead wood.

    Could you explain this: "say 2 feet of 7 or so of each"?
  3. turfeater

    turfeater LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 166

    by 2' i ment about 1/3 rd off the tree + shurb
    thanks rt
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    Just do it
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Eshskis or whatever your name is. It is best to ask before performing such work, and should one have any qualms about doing so, we would rather answer the question than have the poster do damage to the plant material. That is what we are here for, and James is one of the very best to get this particular advice from.

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