Asked May 14, 2021, 10:21 PM EDT
This is our first spring in our house, and we have a crabapple tree with several dead branches. The tree bloomed this spring, but it has now lost most of its flowers and seems wilted. The tree has several dead branches that did not have leaves or blossoms this season -- a couple large branches coming from the trunk and a few smaller branches stemming off of live branches. I see that early spring, before blooming, is the time to trim crabapples. Would that still be the advice in this situation, or should we cut off the dead branches earlier? Is there anything else we should do to help the tree?
Ramsey County Minnesota