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We have a magnificent Tul... #221159

Asked November 24, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

We have a magnificent Tulip Poplar (nearly 100 feet tall) in our front garden. It needs a bit of pruning of some branch ends to lighten the load (says Bartlett's, our arborist). When is the best time to prune?

Montgomery County Maryland

Expert Response

Pruning during the dormant period so that the branching can be clearly seen is a good idea. Late winter/early spring before the tree leafs out is a good time. Avoid pruning from August to October.

Here is our website pruning pub: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG84_Pruning%20ornam...

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