So now we could say that the safest time to prune oaks would begin in mid-July and extend through mid-February (early February in South Texas), and the time to avoid would be just the inverse: mid-February (early February in South Texas) through treeleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 22, Additionally, no scientific data exists that says leaving at-risk oak trees unmaintained is a sensible measure for containing oak wilt in Central Texas. In fact, I believe that if we pruned more Central Texas oaks to ISA ANSI-A pruning standards we would have less oak wilt, especially in urban areas where trees can be more realistically.
Jan 02, In most cases, the best time to prune oak trees is November 1 to March That’s because sap beetles, insects that spread oak wilt, are active from April to August.
These beetles sniff out the sweet smell of the oak wilt fungus on infected trees, feed on the fungus and then spread it to healthy oak trees that have fresh pruning cuts. Oak wilt is a disease easily transmitted from tree to tree by beetles.
When an oak tree is cut in the spring the cut will ooze sap, attracting the beetles and thereby infecting the tree. Generally, the worst time to prune trees in Texas is between February to June.
However, this range greatly depends on your climate and the temperature. Nov 22, The best time to trim oak trees in Texas is in the fall and winter. It is critical to avoid trimming during oak wilt season (February-July) if at all possible. Live oaks typically do a leaf exchange in late winter so it is better to trim them in late fall or early winter.
Dead and broken branches can be removed at any time. Maples:Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.