I enjoy pruning trees. Though I once nearly killed a dwarf apple tree by over doing it. Some are easier than others. This desert bloom requires clearing the lowest part of the main branches so that is grows more like a tree than a bush. It is already putting on fresh spring growth. Mexican hat, flea bane, lilac, filare, are all sprouting. But I don't consider us past a last frost until the mesquite puts on its first fresh green leaves.