Optimal time to prune a pin oak

Asked October 3, 2018, 2:02 PM EDT

I have a large and healthy pin oak in my front yard. Its branches overhang over my neighbor's driveway and she would like several large branches cut back. I have no problem having the tree trimmed but I would like to know the optimal season in which to prune a pin oak. I value this tree very, very much. Thank you for your help.

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1 Response

The winter or dormant season is the best time to prune your tree.
Look for a reputable tree care company that can remove the overhanging limbs. If the overall size of the tree must be reduced a qualified tree company can prune with a technique called crown reduction. Crown reduction minimizes stress on the tree, preserves the natural appearance and is used when the height and spread of individual branches need to be reduced.