Is it too late or too early to trim/prune a redbud tree?
The upper branches of our redbud tree have encroached on the house. We would like to prune the branches back so they don't touch the house and provide a path for crawling insects. We just purchased a pole pruner so we can reach the high branches.
We're in the US, Zone 6. The temperatures are at or below 0C (32F) at night and possibly 5-10C (40-50F) during the day.
We plan to cut the branches back by a couple feet. Is it safe to cut back the branches touching the house at this time, or should we wait for different weather conditions? If so, what conditions would be best?