[NAFEX] Summer pruning

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Sat Aug 28 09:46:49 EDT 2010

> Even when the wound has dried up it can catch fungal spores and hold 
> them until wet periods like in spring. Prunus is especially bad for 
> fungus in the wood.

OK, but in that case, wouldn't I be better off pruning now, rather than 
waiting for dormant pruning? After all, in either case, the wound won't 
be healed by spring. But it might be a LITTLE further along if I prune now.

One way or another, I HAVE to prune these trees, either now or later.

Note that it's almost September, and I still haven't pruned these last 
few trees, so I don't know if I'll get to it, anyway. Frankly, just 
picking everything is taking all my time. But that's not a bad problem 
to have, I suppose. :-)


Lincoln, NE (zone 5)


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