― With the extensive drought we are having, pruning your trees is going to be especially important this year. The Forest Service estimates we have lost ten percent of our trees in Texas. Many more trees have had die-backs and extensive damage. Removing the dead trees and pruning the living trees should be a priority for [...]Pruning Trees Especially Important This Year is a post from: Information Central: Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered. Copyright 2010-2012 Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph. .