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Pruning Dead Wood from Oak Trees

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From: Anna Weiler
Bull Valley, IL
When is the best time to remove dead wood from bur oak, red & white oak trees?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Anna,

The best time to prune/remove dead wood from oak trees is during the dormant season (fall & winter).

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