Prune Now…

January 19, 2019

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
The Apple Tree Pruning season is well underway & so is winter. Ice, snow, & wind are coming & with that comes tree damage. Pruning trees not only helps reallocate sunlight onto the healthiest branches, but also can improve shape & overall sturdiness. For instance, overgrown apple trees can be highly susceptible to breakage or failure from heavy snow loads. We saw this quite a bit last year during the apple tree pruning season. In other words, prune before the snow comes if you can. 

 

May the forest be with you,

 

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association