Christmas trees -pine

Asked June 12, 2019, 11:19 AM EDT

When can we start trimming our white/scotch pines? We are in Barry county and have to leave for a month the end if June. Concerned we will be too early now or too late in August. Thanks,

Barry County Michigan

1 Response

Pines should be trimmed in the candle stage. Optimum time is when the current needles are 1/2 their final final length - you can judge this by the lenth of previous year's needles. In southern Michigan, trees pines should be ready now.