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Val
Can I prune a mature banksia ericifolia which is growing too close to a power line?If so, when ?

It is only some sections that are the problem, and I really don't want to lose the tree as the birds love it.

Submitted: 05:32PM, 09 Apr 2016
Answer: Hello Val,

It is important that, if the tree is anywhere near power lines, you have a qualified arborist carry out the task for you, if safe to do so.

Banksia ericifolia may be pruned in early Autumn or Spring. It is unlikely that pruning will endanger the overall health of the tree, as long as clean tools and proper pruning techniques are used.

Kind regards,

Matt
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

Category: General
Tags: banksia, pruning
Answered: 05:33PM, 10 Apr 2016

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