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The Best Time of Year to Trim Pine Trees

By Lisa Caswell ; Updated September 21, 2017

The best time of year to prune pine trees is in late spring or early summer when the needles are just showing some new growth. However, the best time for removing a few lower branches is in late winter when less sap flows through the tree.


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Lisa Caswell holds a license in cosmetology and has practiced in the field since 1980. With a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Quincy College, she also serves as a victims' advocate for those affected by domestic or sexual violence.