May 25, With magnolia trees, removing healthy, if unattractive, branches may cause more harm than good. You should never prune more than 1/3 of the tree at once, so always start with branches that are either dying or already dead.
When in doubt, be conservative with what you trim. Magnolias are very sensitive to pruning%.
Advice I read elsewhere was to prune only in winter when the sap is low but that would mean cutting off lots of buds - which is rather what a magnolia is about.
May 20, This is a common scenario and trees usually come off second best to the view. Pruning the magnolias however was not going to give a good outcome for the homeowners, the view or the tree.
When a magnolia is pruned it loses its naturally rounded shape. Where the stems are cut the plant sends up vertical treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Nov 01, Branches damaged, rubbing together need attention. This is best done when the tree is in full treegrinding.barg at this time allows pruning wounds to heal before the onset of winter, and it also makes them less prone to treegrinding.bar is also a good time to cut back or remove any outward facing shoots on wall trained evergreen plants.