Pinchot's juniper, also known as redberry juniper, is a native Texas evergreen with a very limited range. It is sweet smelling and attracts birds and butterflies with its nectar. The Comanche used the plant to treat headaches and other ailments. Pinchot's juniper is hardy from zone 7 to 10, so it grows best in mild to hot climates. Pruning Pinchot's juniper is a simple task, as the tree does not need a lot of maintenance.
Prune Pinchot's juniper in the early spring. Since Pinchot's juniper is a conifer it does not flower, and it can handle pruning quite early in the season. Prune every spring.
Remove all of the dead, damaged and diseased branches from your Pinchot's juniper. This will clear out unneeded foliage and allow the tree room to thrive. Remove the branches at the base of the tree.
Trim back any over reaching branches. This will keep your Pinchot's juniper in check. You may trim Pinchot's juniper into any shape you desire. Trim back the branches to the length you desire.
Remove any crossing branches to increase air circulation to your Pinchot's juniper. Remove the branches at the base of the tree.
Brush pruning seal on all of the cuts you made. This helps protect Pinchot's juniper from any infection or pests that might attack it.