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March through May is the best time for pruning lawn trees, junipers, and flowering shrubs. Leaves are gone from the deciduous plants so we can see the branching structure and determine where cuts should be made. Healing occurs most rapidly when growth is starting in the spring, so wounds caused by pruning are quickly healed.
This NebGuide discusses when and how is the best time for pruning plants and the methods and tools to be used to complete the project.