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Pruning in the frost

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Pruning in the frost

Postby chris braithwaite » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:12 pm

The old fruit manuals tell us that it a bad idea to prune trees in frosty weather, I can't see how this can be bad for the trees. Does anyone have evidance of frost splitting newly pruned branches or twigs, or that die back is more likely from a branch pruned when frozen?
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Re: Pruning in the frost

Postby MarkEvens » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:19 pm

The only snag I find is that my fingers drop off.
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Re: Pruning in the frost

Postby chris braithwaite » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:56 pm

I did think we could all run in and out, just working until the loppers freeze up, then back to the warm fire or since we need to burn infected prunings we could have warm fires burning near where we work? Or we could just stay indoors; keep the fire warm and just think of all the good work we would do if only...........
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