Fig Tree

Fig Tree Pruning

Anonymous added on July 26, 2015 | Answered

Is it normal when pruning a fig tree in the winter to have the branches leak a milky type substance after a cutting?

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Answered on July 27, 2015

If you see sap, then you should stop pruning. While it should be in dormancy over winter, a warm spell can start to bring it out. If the weather has been funny, the tree may be a bit confused, thus leaking sap (many figs naturally have milky sap).

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