Pruning shade trees helps them better handle heavy spring snowfall and strong winds of spring storms—especially if you have dead or damaged branches hanging around from previous storms. Take care of them before they become a hazard to people or property.
Once your trees are dormant it’s a good time to prune suckers and water sprouts. For branches that you can’t easily reach from the ground, get professional help. If you don't have proper safety gear to protect yourself or can't prune while standing with both feet on the ground, it's time to call in a pro.
Tree pros have the equipment and the expertise to do the job properly.
Now is the time to prune any spring-flowering trees, shrubs and perennials.
Remember - your trees need moisture even if it's cold out. If the temperatures are above freezing, you can—and should—safely water your trees and shrubs.