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Last year's leaves

Posted by Jason Wendt 
Last year's leaves
March 26, 2019 01:20PM
Greetings from a thawing Central Wisconsin.

We are starting our pruning rounds and having noticed some trees have held their leaves through the winter, I'm curious about any schools of thought on how to address these areas.

Why is it happening?
Is there benefit in keeping these branches around when given the option to prune it or a neighboring branch?

As always, thanks for your insight!
Re: Last year's leaves
March 30, 2019 12:25AM
I have some trees that hold leaves until buds are pushing, but you can brush them off fairly easily. If you prune later they will be gone. Cannot think of any difference.

Tom Kleffman
currently building a fruit orchard from scratch on the Bayfield Peninsula of Wisconsin, 4 miles south of Lake Superior, dead center of the snow belt, zone 5.
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