Wait until spring growth appears to prune frost-damaged trees.
Use pruning shears or a small hand saw to remove branches flush with the branch collar.
How to Prune a Satsuma Tree. Satsuma is a form of mandarin orange tree first reported in Japan and China over years ago. First introduced to the United States insatsuma mandarin orange trees have become intensely popular for the delicious, seedless and easy-to-peel oranges they treefelling.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
You may prune these branches back to a strongly upward growing side branch closer to the trunk.
Or, you may decide to remove the branches entirely back at their point of origin. The time to do this is late February or March after the coldest part of the winter is treefelling.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Resist the desire to trim young Satsuma trees. Pruning during the first few years can damage the natural shape and growth of the tree. Trim only damaged and diseased branches, and water sprouts.