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When to Prune Crabapple

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From: Richard Scovill
Aurora, IL

I'm trying to find the best time to prune. In this specific case, now that the leaves have fallen, I have found two branches rubbing where they have both been damaged. I would like to remove one now but unsure if It's an okay time. Secondly, should I use a tree paint to help protect the damage on the remaining branch.

Thank you.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Richard:

Same rules apply for crabapple -- prune during the dormant season and DO NOT use tree paint.

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