Autumn or early winter pruning is more likely to result in drying.
Prune to promote plant health Remove dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, storms, or other adverse mechanical damage. Remove branches that rub together. Remove branch stubs Avoid topping trees. Removing large branches leaves stubs that can cause several health problems. Mar 10, Pruning for plant health focuses on removing dead, dying and diseased branches, branches that rub together and any branch stubs so the entire tree continues to grow in a healthy way.
Opening up the canopy to let light and air filter throughout the entire tree allows for increased foliage while decreasing the risk of bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 9 mins.
Maintain or Reduce Plant Size. Pruning can prevent a plant from overgrowing its space in the landscape and eliminate the need for you to drastically cut crowded, overgrown plants. Pruning also allows plants to grow under or adjacent to the pruned plant.
Pruning reduces leaf area on newly planted trees and shrubs. This promotes survivalFile Size: 1MB. Dec 18, Pruning at the wrong time won’t damage plants, but it can sacrifice that year's flowers or fruit. As a rule of thumb, prune spring-flowering shrubs and trees immediately after the flowers fade. Prune summer-blooming trees and shrubs in winter or early spring, before new growth bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 10 mins.
How to Prune. Plan cuts carefully. Make a cut, step back and assess the next cut, repeat. Prune no more than 1/3 of the plant at a time. Plants need to photosynthesize and will replace lost leaves rapidly by producing watersprouts or suckers. Exceptions are roses or shrubs that can be pruned low to the ground in spring (willows, red twig dogwoods).