But how can you keep your trees looking nice all year long?
Aug 13, Late fall/winter pruning is especially important for oak trees to help prevent spread of the fungus that causes oak wilt (see University of Wisconsin Garden Facts XHT).
Late spring and summer are usually not good times of year to prune because disease pathogens are present and wound closure is slower. Before new growth in spring ONLY! Prune to desired size and shape Usually removing about ⅓ of the overall size: All Tree Form Hydrangea Paniculata Types: Trim the head back to about 2′ before it starts to grow in early spring: Hypericum: Early spring: Ilex: Renewal prune late winter/early spring.
Tree pruning (also called “trimming”) is the most important way property owners can care for a tree over the course of its life. Pruning a young tree gives it a healthy start and maximizes its benefits to your property.
Late winter, early spring.
Maintaining good pruning practices minimizes storm damages and injury from falling branches. At the end of a tree's life, tree removal is the final pruning. Providing you with safe and reliable electricity is a priority at WPS. That's why we have a proactive tree trimming program. Trees growing into power lines can cause issues with your electric service.
To prevent that, we trim trees every three or four years in residential areas. This technique entails removing each branch back to a larger branch or bud.
Spring, Take out some old wood to ground.
When pruning back to a bud, cut the branch on a slight angle to within ¼ inch above the bud. DO NOT leave a stub. Disinfect your pruning tools with alcohol or a 10% bleach solution after each cut to avoid spreading diseases.
Jan 14, MADISON, Wis. - With the new year upon us, healthy lifestyle habits are sure to be on many people's minds as they plan for changes in diet and exercise. The new year is also the perfect opportunity to make healthier choices for trees. Winter is the ideal time for tree pruning while avoiding harmful, disease-carrying pests such as the tiny beetles that carry oak wilt from one tree wound to.
MGE pruning process. MGE contracts with Hooper Corp. to regularly prune trees that are close to electric lines to keep you safe and to keep our electric service reliable. Pruning is supervised by MGE ISA certified arborists. In general, we follow these guidelines: Trees along a circuit or group of circuits are pruned every four to five growing seasons.