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State officials urge tree pruning before it gets warmer

MADISON (WXOW) -- This week could be the perfect time to prune your trees with the milder weather on tap. State officials are urging property owners to prune trees as soon as possible.

Officials say, the reason to do pruning now is because trees are dormant and insects that could attack an open wound. What's more, leafless branches are easier to see and cut.

Foresters recommend removing limbs growing vertically or toward the ground. Property owners also should remove dead or diseased limbs as well as limbs that are crossing, rubbing or growing parallel to one another but never prune a branch flush to the trunk.

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