The Q&A Archives: Pruning White Oak (old Growth )

Question: I have several (12) white oak trees in my yard that are
50 years or older in age. When is the best time to prune
as the trees are lovely and I don't want to damage them.
Tim Curran

Answer: First, ask yourself why you need to prune them. As a rule, we tend to overprune. Mature trees usually require pruning only of dead, diseased, weak or crossed branches that might be a safety hazard. Prune when dormant, in late winter/early spring before new growth starts.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Shamrock Zinfandel"