Expect this has been asked previously, but I am starting to prepare my orchard for winter and need to install my window screen around the trunks on my young trees. Some of the trees have quite a few shoots/sprouts on the trunk that I would like to prune off but not sure if that is ok to do at this time of year. I typically prune in late winter, as per everything I’ve read, but it doesn’t seem to make any sense to remove the window screen then, prune them all, and then try and re-bury the screen into the snow etc. for whatever is left of snow season. Can I prune these now?