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The Best Time to Prune Maple Trees

By Marci Degman ; Updated September 21, 2017

Maple trees are deciduous trees that are dormant in winter. Most trees are pruned during this dormant period. But maple trees bleed when they are cut during the winter and spring. For this reason, the best time to prune maples is during the summer months.

 

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Marci Degman has been a landscape designer and horticulture writer since 1997. She has an Associate of Applied Science in landscape technology and landscape design from Portland Community College. Degman writes a newspaper column for the "Hillsboro Argus" and radio tips for KUIK. Her teaching experience for Portland Community College has set the pace for her to write online instructional articles.