Best pruning times for Anoka County

Asked December 4, 2017, 9:48 AM EST

We have young trees that must be pruned sometime this winter. When is the best time, before or after the coldest part of the season?

Anoka County Minnesota tree pruning horticulture

1 Response

You can prune during the winter but the best time probably would be around the beginning of March. That is still winter but spring isn't that far away and the sap will soon be running to help seal off the cuttings. Here is a link to our publication on pruning. Read through it when you have time. It contains valuable information. http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/stearns/county-horticulture-educator/article/pruning-trees-and-...