Maple Tree Trimming

Asked July 12, 2020, 5:43 PM EDT

Hello... I have two maples trees, approximately 9 and 12 years old and I would like to prune the lower branches so I can walk under them. Both are healthy trees. Is this good for the trees? Will it harm them?

Thank you!

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

Maples can be trimmed at any time. Here is a link to our publication on proper pruning. Make sure your equipment is sharp and clean. https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/pruning-trees-and-shrubs