By Catherine Boeckmann.
Aug 20, If there isn’t an absolute reason to do prune trees in the fall, then don’t. Save your tree care pruning when the tree is actively growing in the early spring or completely dormant in the winter months. She does stress that qualified tree care specialists are pruning trees every day year-round without a lot of detrimental stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Pruning trees and shrubs stimulates new growth.
If pruning is done in spring, the new growth has time to mature and become hardwood before winter starts and it can then survive the cold of winter. However, if pruning is done too late in the season, there is not enough time for the new growth to harden off–it runs out of time to become stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Yes, in fact some trees are best pruned in mid-summer.
But for most trees it is best to wait until the tree is in a dormant state from winter until the buds swell in the spring for heavier pruning.
Aug 19, Over Pruning: No more than about 15% to 20% of a mature tree's foliage should ever be trimmed off at one time.
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In fact, 5%% is usually adequate. In fact, 5%% is usually adequate. When you remove too much of the canopy, you'll leave the tree unable to produce enough food, transfer nutrients and structurally support itself. The tree doesn’t have as much leaf cover during winter dormancy, making the frame easier to see.
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Now that it’s tree trimming season, remember not to go TOO far with the whole oak tree pruning thing. This is not the time (nor is it ever the time) to start randomly cutting off branches.
Make a plan before you start pruning!