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Apr 30, Sadly, oak wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum) is a serious disease that can quickly kill oak trees. Oak trees pruned during the growing season are at greater risk of infection. According to experts at Michigan State University Extension, the normal time-tested advice to prevent oak wilt is to not prune oaks after April 1, otherwise you risk injuring oaks.

While risk of infection decreases after mid-July, it’s Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Apr 07, Homeowners can reduce the risk of oak wilt infections by not pruning or otherwise injuring oaks after April While high risk of infection decreases to lower risk after mid-July, it’s prudent to simply avoid pruning oak trees from just prior to bud break to leaf drop. This means April to treelop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.

Pruning oak trees in winter greatly reduces the risk of an oak wilt infection as the beetles and fungal mats are not present at that time of year. If an oak tree must be pruned in spring or summer (such as after a storm), apply latex house paint to the pruning cuts to avoid attracting sap-feeding beetles to the wounds. Sep 26, Oak trees are best trimmed in the winter between November and March.

Oak trees are dormant in winter and are less likely to be negatively affected by pruning when in winter dormancy. That being said, branches which are dead, damaged, or diseased should be removed any time of year (and as soon as possible).Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Prune Oak Trees in the Fall. If you have oak trees with dead or damaged limbs that you would like to have removed or trimmed, please call Pioneer Tree Service atto setup an appointment.

The areas around Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Zimmerman and Princeton have a large amount of oak tress and now is the time to setup an appointment for your oak tree to be pruned to maintain health. Aug 26, A: Indeed, the time to trim oaks is when the tree is dormant.

Sadly, oak wilt Ceratocystis fagacearum is a serious disease that can quickly kill oak trees.

Generally this is between late October and March, but I'd wait well into November to prune and finish up by mid-February. Mar 14, If you live in an area where oak wilt occurs, it is critical to prune oak trees before the high risk infection period begins in April.

The risk status for oak wilt is updated as weather conditions change, but in a normal year high risk of oak wilt infection occurs in April, May, and June.

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Nov 28, Avoid pruning oak trees during the active growing months of April through June. The chance for developing oak wilt from the open pruning wound is a high risk. Jun 16, Trim oak trees between January and March so they can heal quickly in the spring. When you’re preparing to trim the tree, soak your clippers and saw in 9 parts water and 1 part bleach and let them air dry.

Then, choose one strong, vertical branch to be the treelop.buzz: K.