By Paul Schmitt
Yard owners may want to wait until the spring to get some of their outdoor work done this fall. Although trees and shrubs may have some wayward branches growing, Trevor Marin from Lawn and Landscape Specialists in Door County says the spring is still the best time to prune younger trees and shrubs. He says it is best to leave your pruning tools in the garage this fall.
Marin says light pruning and removal of dead wood can be done anytime, but for flowering trees that bloom in the spring, you should prune when their flowers fade. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid- to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring, according to Marin. Tips on pruning are below.