Iowa State University
INDEX A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

When and How to Prune Shrubs and Trees

This article was published originally on 3/14/2014

Time is drawing short to finish major pruning on fruit and shade trees in the landscape.  February through March is generally regarded as the best time to prune most deciduous trees.  Pruning is a combination of the art and science of horticulture and is based on an understanding of how plants grow and why pruning is necessary.  Learn more about pruning trees and shrubs in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard and Garden news release from February 20, 2014.
 
For information specific to pruning shrubs, including how to prune, large overgrown shrubs, see the ISU Extension & Outreach yard and Garden news release from March 13, 2014.