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Trimming Dead Oak Tree Branches

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From: tom hartman
elburn, IL
is it ok to take deadwood out after dormat season?

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

I'm going to assume this question is in regard to oak wilt issues...

Yes, it is perfectly safe to prune dead oak branches any time of the year; however, please avoid cutting into live tissue around the bark collar and around the branch bark ridge.

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