cedar trees pruning

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Old 09-15-03, 08:11 AM
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cedar trees pruning

Hello! I have a row of cedar trees that borders my property, they are approximately 15' high. I really want to trim them before fall, but I understand I shouldn't do this too close to winter, allowing them sufficient time to heal. I live in Vermont, and it is now mid september. When would it be too late to trim them ?Or is it too late already? Steve
 
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Here is a good site on pruning trees.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/ho...ne/prun001.htm

Actually, pruning is probably more benign, in general, when done during the winter when the trees are dormant. In the winter, there is less of an opportunity for any critters to infest the plant through an open wound, if that is a concern for a particular plant.

Pruning too late in the season can cause the plant to produce succulent growth that will not harden before winter and may be killed.

Hope this helps.
 
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