December 17 – December 23

  • Check on young trees to ensure that they are not developing bad forking habits and remove one side of a fork if necessary. It is easy to see these problems now that the leaves are gone.
  • Prune the lower branches off garden trees, though not cherries, to allow light to reach lower plants.
  • Delay tree planting if the ground is very wet because the ground drainage can be affected in the root zone and this can lead to heavy losses.
  • Roses can be pruned at any time, and new bushes or climbers planted too.

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Craig Kingma

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