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Question: 1456-3417
Can I cut back my peach tree and blueberry bush now? I had no peaches this year. The gypsy moths ate all the flowers. Jim, Salem, CT

Mort's Answer:
It is a good time now but it would be safer after the second frost. Infestation by insects can be alleviated now by making a flush cut. Take entire branches to the next branch. Current theory proposed by arborists suggest that you leave an inch before the next branch. This can allow for rotting and possible infection later on. You can make a clean flush cut now if you are careful, with a sharp lopper or saw and use a tree sealer on the cuts.

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