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If trees on your private property will be impacted, you will be contacted by the planner. Aug 02, If you love oak trees as much as us, you’ve likely dreaded the deadly oak wilt disease. Well, pruning oak trees in summer increases their risk of oak wilt.
Read on to learn why. Why You Should Avoid Trimming Oak Trees in Summer. Jun 18, Trees that Should Never be Trimmed During the Summer Our beloved oak trees should never be trimmed during the summer months. This is because oak trees have a disease called Oak Wilt, which is spread by pests and could infect and even kill oak trees that are trimmed between April and October. Always wait until the fall and winter to trim oak treenotch.clubted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Jun 22, Because spring is the time when the beetle is most active, we avoid pruning oaks so as not to create open wounds where the fungus can more easily enter your tree. Once infected, the disease inhibits water and nutrients from spreading throughout the vascular treenotch.clubted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jul 26, If possible, you should not prune oak trees at all during the summer to reduce the chance of oak wilt, which is a potentially fatal disease. If you must prune (usually for safety reasons), paint the pruning cuts to make them less attractive to oak wilt-carrying beetles.
Here's more information on the best time to trim oak trees and how often. Nov 26, Oak trees 3 years or older can be trimmed to a certain shape, but you must only remove branches that are growing towards the center of the tree.
You should also be aware of any branches that rub against each other, as rubbing can create wounds on the tree that expose it to disease. 4. Hire an Expert Tree Trimming Company. Oak trees are best trimmed in the winter between November and March. Oak trees are dormant in winter and are less likely to be negatively affected by pruning when in winter dormancy. That being said, branches which are dead, damaged, or diseased should be.