Hi, I have a 15 year old ash tree next to the entry to my patio. The lower...

Asked February 21, 2015, 2:33 PM EST

Hi, I have a 15 year old ash tree next to the entry to my patio. The lower branches are obstructing easy access through the gated area. What time of year and how many lower branches can be removed safely for tree health and least chance for attracting the ash bore? I have attached a picture. Thank you for your advice. Mike Busch Michaelcbusch@yahoo.com

Hennepin County Minnesota pruning ash trees

1 Response

Hi Mike ,
The best time to prune this tree is right now until mid to layer March.
Here is a link that should help....
Www.extension. umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shru
bs/pruning-trees-shrubs/