When Can I Prune Oak Trees in Wisconsin?

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suggests pruning oaks in late fall and early winter. DNR foresters recommend that oak trees not be pruned during the growing season from April 1 to the end of July to protect the trees against oak wilt. Wait to prune urban oaks until October.

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Chicago native Laura Reynolds has been writing for 40 years. She attended American University (D.C.), Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois Chicago and has a B.S. in communications (theater). Originally a secondary school communications and history teacher, she's written one book and edited several others. She has 30 years of experience as a local official, including service as a municipal judge.