While there may be some temptation to shape up trees and shrubs this fall, Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham says that work is best left to next spring.“Woody plants move sugars and other materials from the leaves to storage places in the woody portions of the plant just prior to the leaves falling,” Upham said. “We would like to maximize those stored energy reserves, so pruning trees and shrubs right now is not advised.”Upham noted published work that indicates woody plant...
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