Don’t prune oaks April through July to avoid oak wilt

Protect your valuable oak trees. DNR news.

“Besides oaks, pruning deciduous trees in general should be avoided in the spring, as this is the time when tree buds and leaves are growing and food reserves are low,” says Don Kissinger, a DNR urban forester. “The best time to prune any deciduous tree is winter, followed by mid-summer, after leaves have completed their growth.”

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