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Best Time of Year to Prune Oak Trees?

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From: Lorri Parizek
Lisle , IL
What months are best for trimming and cutting dead branches from my giant tree?

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

The safest time of year to prune oak trees is November through February. These late fall through winter dates will place your tree comfortably outside "oak wilt" season.

Best, Jay

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