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Winter Tree Trimming

To avoid disease or other problems, it’s important that trees be trimmed or pruned at the proper time of year. Late winter (dormant season) pruning exposes fresh wounds for only a short time before new growth begins, and it’s easier to see what should be trimmed without full leaf cover.

Oak trees should not be trimmed between April and October to avoid the spread of oak wilt disease. If an oak tree is wounded or pruned during this time, wound dressing or latex paint should be applied to mask the odor of freshly cut wood, which attracts the beetles that will spread the disease.

Apple trees, flowering crabapples, mountain ash, and hawthorn trees should also be pruned in late winter to avoid the infection and spread of fireblight, a bacterial disease, as well as drying or die-back.

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