He removes any of my branches that don’t produce fruit, and he trims any branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit.
John 15:2 CEB
The worker in the vineyard knows that, as the days are very short and nights are long and chill. now, is the time to go out into the vineyard to tackle last year’s unwieldy growth and prepare the vines for the coming season. The plants have entered a period of dormancy when it’s safe to take a clean, sharp blade to those branches which fruited so well last summer, and those branches which are growing from, or in, the wrong place.
Take a look at the examples in the images.