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Too late to Trim

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by devnuts, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. devnuts

    devnuts LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 75

    Have a customer who just moved into a new house. The shrubs around the house and hemlocks on the property line are out of control. Still waiting for all the leaves to fall down so I have some extra time. Too late to trim those hedges/hemlocks up here in CT???
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    I've always done late fall trimming and pruning. On the evergreens, I believe that fall pruning is good inthat you have less bug infestation and disease. Just make sure that you cover any cut over 1". On your fruit trees, pruning will promote growth and any warm spell will start the sap up and suckers will sprout so spring pruning is better. If you can avoid too many large cuts. The Christmas tree growers around here in TN prune their trees year around but they're cutting to grow a shape. You're probably safe but check with you local extention agent. There is a freeze factor up there that could split the wood and really do damage. I'd check the extention agent and make sure.

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