Spring snuck up on many people, some of which have not gotten around to pruning their pecan trees yet. Not to worry. Pecan trees are normally pruned during the dormant season because it is easier to see what needs to be pruned and easier to access and make the cut. But, from the tree’s perspective, pruning can be done at any time. The pruning site may weep more when the tree is pruned while actively growing but it does not cause any harm. Paint wound sites facing the afternoon sun with white latex paint to keep the tissue cooler, allowing it to heal over better. Otherwise no sealer should be applied to the wound.

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