The cold truth: Wait to prune fruit trees until it warms up

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Kansas gardeners may find themselves on a time crunch to take care of their yard’s fruit trees once the brutal cold temperatures across much of the state subside.Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said homeowners have through March to prune fruit trees. That task, he notes, should only be done when the wood is not frozen.Upham’s general recommendations for pruning fruit trees include the following:• Take out broken, damaged or diseased branches.• If two branches form a narro...

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