When to Prune Trees

Asked October 9, 2019, 8:45 AM EDT

When is the best time to prune trees on the north coast? Seaside/Astoria area. We have shore pines, Chinese maples and Japanese cedars that need trimming to remove dead branches and raise canopy.

Clatsop County Oregon trees and shrubs pruning coastal gardening

1 Response

Dead branches should be removed now. For other pruning, wait until dormant season, usually November through March. Here is some helpful information from OSU Extension. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/fruit-trees/tree-pruning-basics#targetText=The%20best%20time%20to%20prune,removed%20as%20soon%20as%20possible.