TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
March 5, 2011
Wait to prune or remove dead debris from citrus until they start to bud and leave out.
The removal of palm or cycad fronds should begin with warmer weather and the first emergence of new fronds from their center.
Most all perennials which are dormant or possibly dead in appearance should be hedged to the ground or slightly below visible greenwood.
When pruning or training any tree, it should have a reason; such as dead wood removal, shaping for uniformity or simply safety concerns. A tree should never be topped or lion tailed.
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.