How is sap flow affected by pruning?
Sap Flow in Trees
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Sap naturally flows throughout the tree. When there is a wound or opening, such as from pruning, the sap will simply flow from the tree. Since this can cause infections to occur, pruning is often performed while trees are dormant or during periods when peak sap production is limited. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-is-tree-sap.htm