At our sister company, White House Natives, in Luray, Virginia, there are a number of winter chores that occur over the winter to ensure that clients receive a great finished product. This photo set covers winter pruning. Steps include:
- Checking for girdling roots.
- Checking for and removing basal suckers.
- Limbing up.
- Removing crossing branches.
- Removing competing leaders.
These steps are shown below on a 2-inch caliper Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum). Photos taken mid-February 2022.