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Pruning Ornamental Pears (IL)

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From: Orveda Anderson
Hiawatha, KS
When is it safe to prune a Bradford Pear tree?

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

Same as all my replies regarding when to prune:

"Regardless of species, I'm a staunch advocate of dormant season pruning (late fall to late winter), prior to pre-spring sap flow (March-April)."

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