[AG] Pruning Chilean Mesquite

Linda A. Guy laguy2@primenet.com
Thu, 06 Jan 2000 08:59:19 -0700

In addition to the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show, the Arboretum at ASU is also sponsoring an Urban Homeowner Tree Care Clinic, free to the public (must preregister however) on Saturday 1/22. Check it out at


Linda Guy
Master Gardener

Pacsmith@att.net wrote:

> arid_gardener
> One year ago we planted a 15-gallon chilean mesquite. It is thriving.
> Last summer my husband lightly trimmed it. He now wants to trim the top and
> outward branches, which are getting long. We are not experts at trimming, and I don't want to hurt the tree's ultimate shape, or trim it during the wrong time of year. Is it OK to trim the top branches? What is a good
> resource for learning the basics of pruning this type of tree. Our book at
> home is not really helpful.
> Thanks for your assistance.
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