When is the best time to prune trees?

Asked July 7, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT

I have 2 trees that need to be pruned. One is an oak tree about 9 years old, and the other is a maple tree about 8 years old. When is the best time of year to trim off some low hanging branches? Do I need to treat the area after cutting?

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

The best time to prune is in November and December. Do not treat the pruning cuts as it can interfere with the healing process. See our pruning publication for more information http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG84_Pruning%20ornam...