Now is a great time to prune back your hybrid tea roses.
Often during a hard winter, the stems of these roses can break at the base due to snow or ice build-up on the plant.
Prune your hybrid tea roses back to about 30" from the ground. This should help prevent damage from the weight of ice and snow.
The main pruning of hybrid tea roses should take place in the spring after the threat of cold weather. Yearly pruning will keep your hybrid tea roses blooming their best.
In the spring, select about 5-6 of the strongest, healthiest, and greenest canes to keep and thin out the remainder of the stems. Cut your strong canes back to 6" - 12" from the ground. When you are finished, the remaining 5-6 canes should be well spaced and the center of the rose should be fairly open.