Pruning White Oak (old Growth ) - Knowledgebase Question

Apple Valley, MN
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Question by tcurran
January 24, 2001
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 from NGA
January 24, 2001
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.

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