We are often asked, “When time is the best time to prune trees?” The answer can vary depending on the desired effects of the pruning, and the type of plant being pruned. The general answer is prune trees in late winter or early spring.
Some people are concerned that when the tree is dormant we cannot tell the difference between live and dead wood, but our trained arborists can distinguish between the two. We look at buds and bark condition to tell the difference.
Most trees can be pruned at any time of the year with little to no negative consequences. There are special circumstances that would limit pruning such as oak wilt or very stressed trees. Dead and broken branches can be removed at any time and do not count against the total removal of wood (in general no more than 25% of live tissue should be removed in any given year).
If your trees need pruned contact us to schedule an appointment today.
For more information check out this article from the University of Florida.
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