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Community Environment

By: Kelly Feehan, Extension Educator

Arbor Day is Friday, April 29. With recent tree losses and expected loss of trees from emerald ash borer, other pests and environmental stress, consider planting a shade tree. Community tree canopy is important.  

 We are in the season for shade and fruit tree pruning. Have you ever wondered what happens to a tree when it is wounded?

 Pruning is wounding. And while some pruning has already been done, March and well into spring is considered the best time to prune. This is because a trees wound response is fastest at this time.

 Pruning is often needed to remove dead or damaged branches in trees and to train young trees to develop good structure. However, have a specific goal in mind when pruning or avoid wounding the tree.

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