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Pruning trees in mid summer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yardguy.net, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. yardguy.net

    yardguy.net LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I am no tree expert. I have heard that the general rule is to prune trees when the tree is dormant or in winter which will also protect it from pests and fungus. Anyway I have a customer that wants two Crate Myrtle trees (I spell it like it sounds) cut way back. They stand appox 15 ft and he wants to bring them back to about 7 feet. Can this be done without hurting the trees. Appreciate any help.
  2. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    :confused: what do you think tree trimmers do all summer wait for fall I think not

    pose your question here for a complete answer

  3. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Actually they are Crape Myrtles. Have they bloomed yet? If not ast thme to wait. Usually these are pruned in Dec. on until end of Jan. After leaf drop. However I do not consider them to be trees but large shrubs. If you are mistaken and they are wax myrtles then cut them anytime you want.

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