Deciding when to prune avocado trees depends on what result is desired. Pruning in spring is used to invigorate the trees and encourage new growth, while pruning in winter is used to devigorate the trees, control tree size and shape. What are the general timing principles for pruning?
Why is it important to understand the avocado tree growth cycles when pruning an avocado tree?
When pruning avocado trees, remember this: always prune with a purpose and avoid under- or over-pruning the avocado trees. Also remember that what works for one tree may not work for another tree — pruning should be done on a case-by-case basis as no two avocado trees are the same.