Pruning A Pecan Tree: Tips On Cutting Back Pecan Trees

By Liz Baessler Pecan trees are wonderful to have around. There is little more rewarding than harvesting nuts from your own yard. But there\’s more to growing a pecan tree than just letting nature take its course. Cutting back pecan trees at just the right times and in just the right ways makes for a strong, healthy tree that should provide you with harvests for years to come. Keep reading to learn how and when to prune pecan trees. Do Pecan Trees Need Pruning? Do pecan trees need pruning? The short answer is: yes. Cutting back pecan trees in the first five years of their lives can be a huge benefit when they reach maturity. And pruning a pecan tree when it is grown can help prevent the spread of disease and promote better nut production. When you first transplant your pecan tree, prune back the top third of the


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