Unless there are mitigating factors, RTEC is able to prune most trees year round.
For most tree species, tree trimming in the spring can yield good results. Although the sap is rising in the tree during this time period, early spring allows for easy identification of problematic branches before the tree has fully leafed out. In addition to exposing problem areas, spring tree trimming makes it easy to see which branches are dead and subject to removal.
Pruning during the spring (post-dormancy) and fall (pre-dormancy) is generally the least desirable time as the plant is most vulnerable during those times. Berries and tree fruits are pruned November until bloom; prune blooming ornamentals during and immediately after stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
In spring, there is a general rule to avoid trimming more than 10% of the tree. Pruning too much of the tree increases the tree’s risk of developing a pest infestation or disease. This precise percentage is one of the reasons we recommend turning to your tree experts. So, any cuts from pruning won’t heal in time. Open cuts can leave your tree vulnerable, which may lead to months of struggling. Pruning is also a way to encourage growth.
Evergreen Trees Evergreen trees, such as pine, spruce, and fir, require little pruning.
Your tree isn’t trying to grow in the fall, it is trying to hunker down. Thus, pruning will weaken the plant. It is best to wait to prune until the dormant season next stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Mar 04, The best time to prune deciduous trees then is winter or early spring - think December through early April. This will be before they begin leafing out. When it comes to deciduous conifers, prune them when they are dormant in late winter or after needle fall. Your focus should be on lightly trimming back the outermost growth. The worst time to trim oak trees is during peak spring growth. From mid-March until the end of June, oak trees are very busy growing! This is not the time to stress them with pruning.
Sap flow is at an annual high and will quickly spread any infection that may enter through a fresh pruning stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Sep 04, Once you’ve gotten your hydrangea tree back into a more winter-resistant shape, start pruning early in the spring rather than the fall. That’s because the dried flower heads of the panicled hydrangea have ornamental value over the winter, so you’ll want to keep them until spring.