When to prune a dogwood tree?
My sister has a 12-13 ft dogwood in her yard. It was planted 5 years ago. The winter was incredibly harsh in Michigan this year and it did not bloom as prolifically, probably due to the long cold winter.
The tree has suddenly having a growth spurt and the lower limbs are growing out of control. Is this unusual for this time of year and when should it be trimmed?
The lower portion of the tree has started sprouting all over the place as well. Suckers, I assume that need to come off, but when can it be done safely? Thanks for any hints. I will end up doing the work, so I need the answers..lol