Late Fall through Winter is an acceptable time to trim/prune Oak Trees.
Our NASWC community has many oak trees, some of which are very old and large. Our beautiful trees are an important part of our neighborhood environment and we encourage neighbors to take care of their trees, especially when deciding to prune the oaks. TexasOakWilt.org and Texas A&M Forest Service provide much information about Oak Wilt, how to identify and manage, as well as steps to take to prevent the disease.
The least hazardous periods for pruning are during the coldest days in midwinter and extended hot periods in mid to late summer. Regardless of season, all pruning cuts or other wounds to trees should be treated immediately with a wound or latex paint. And please remember,
Don’t Prune – February to June
NASWC has small yard signs available to remind neighbors not to prune when trees are most susceptible to spread of Oak Wilt. To request a sign, click here.