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Low-stress pruning for arborvitae, junipers and yews

Published 06/18/2010, Wadena Pioneer Journal

Now is a good time to prune arborvitae, junipers and yews. These trees grow continuously throughout the growing season. They can be pruned any time through the middle of the summer. However, now is a good time because the trees have had sufficient moisture and if pruned will have little to no stress, unlike if they are pruned the middle or end of July when it may be hot and dry. Other benefits are that you get a flush of growth which will cover up your pruning cuts, and make the tree look fresh.

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