Fall Pruning Trees

Asked November 9, 2019, 10:55 AM EST

Is is possible to prune/shape maple and flowering cherry trees after the leaves have fallen now before winter comes?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. With the exception of removing dead and diseased tissue, pruning ornamental trees in the fall is not recommended. since winter weather may injure them. Here is a good Extension article about when and how to prune trees (and some shrubs), including your species: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-4-W.pdf Good luck!