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Dogwood pruning??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by T.E., May 27, 2004.

  1. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    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
  2. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 121

  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

  4. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    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.
  5. Stephen M.

    Stephen M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    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.

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