Winter is an ideal time to prune, as the lack of leaves on deciduous trees and shrubs enables you to see what you’re doing. As the trees are dormant cuts are less likely to bleed and will quickly callous over before growth begins again in Spring.
Reasons for Pruning
Removing dead, diseased or damaged material will help keep the plant healthy
Opening up trees by removing branches stops branches crowding together. This allows more air to circulate, which is important for reducing disease, and also allows a good level of light to reach the growing parts of the