Do you have any information on how to prune trees? I have the following trees...

Asked September 7, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

Do you have any information on how to prune trees? I have the following trees in my yard: hydrangeas, knock out roses, Crepe Myrtles and Japanese maples. Also, I have two "wild" crepe myrtles that have popped up in my yard. Can I transplant them? If so, when is the best time? Last question, how and when do I split daisys?

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Yes, we have a good publication. Here is our website's pruning publication: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG84_Pruning%20ornam...
Notice that hydrangeas are an exception to the rules.

Fall is the best time to transplant most plants, because it gives plants more time to establish before they hit a hot, dry Maryland summer.

Fall is also a good time to divide and transplant perennials. For how-to, read our website publication on dividing perennials: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG99%20Dividing%20He...

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