In general, pruning ornamental pear trees can be done at any time of year with very little harm to the tree.
However the best time of year to prune ornamental pear trees is during mid to late winter when the tree is dormant. Ornamental pears are deciduous trees (those that loose their leaves during winter).
The advantages of pruning ornamental pears in winter:
1. Having no leaves on a tree allows better access for an arborist to view the structure of a tree, spot problematic branches and make quality pruning cuts in order to promote good structure.
2. Trees that are dormant have stored carbohydrates in the trunk and root system. Pruning in winter is ideal because in spring all the trees stored carbohydrates go directly into the desired structural branches rather than problematic branches.
3. No leaves means less mess. This allows tree companies to complete a job quicker with less green waste to dispose of resulting in a lower cost for the customer.
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