Did you know the fall and winter months are the best time to prune trees, hedges and shrubs? It’s not only because the plants can handle the cuts better and heal faster; it’s also because it’s kinder for wild animals. In the spring months, birds start to carefully build nests hidden inside trees and bushes. If you haphazardly cut away in the spring, you risk scaring away birds who might abandon their newly built homes. If you must prune in the spring, do it carefully and observe if any birds are flying in and out of the area frequently.
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