Five Tips For Disease-Free Tree Pruning
Your landscape trees require regular pruning in order to live long, healthy lives. Yet, even pruning can spread disease and pests if proper precautions aren't taken. 1. Trim During Dormancy The best time to trim a tree is when it is dormant, usually in winter or very early spring. This isn't because it minimizes stress to the tree so much as it is because most pests are also dormant at this time, including both pests and disease organisms.