As springtime approaches, homeowners’ thoughts turn to Colorado’s great outdoors and ways to enjoy it. Often that’s right in their own back yards, so it’s important to build a space to enjoy for years to come. And one of the things that can have a big impact on that enjoyment is the choice of trees.
Just as knowing your body and how to take care of it, learning the parts of a tree and the roles they play can help you keep your trees healthy and in good shape. Today, we’ll take a look at the tree’s most fundamental structure, it’s trunk and branches.
Experts agree that the best time to prune most landscape is from mid-February until early March. The trees are still dormant but are nearing the time that new growth will emerge. Late winter pruning allows enough time for the wounds to heal without exposing them to a full winter of stress. Plus, it encourages new growth to occur in places you want it.
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