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Time to start pruning oaks

Time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/31/2017 10:41:00 AM
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Cold weather is here and now is the time to start pruning oak trees with minimal to no risk of spreading oak wilt.
Wait to prune oak trees

Wait to prune oak trees

  • 9/12/2017 3:11:00 PM
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The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to not prune any oak tree during the growing season. For that reason, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suggests to not start any pruning until at least the first frost.
Iowa's Bur Oaks Suffering from Bur Oak Blight

Iowa's Bur Oaks Suffering from Bur Oak Blight

  • 8/30/2016 12:49:00 PM
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Bur oaks are native to all 99 counties in Iowa and are arguably one of Iowa’s toughest native trees. However, this year, many of these trees are showing signs of bur oak blight.  
Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

  • 3/8/2016 6:33:00 AM
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Spring weather seems to be here a bit early this year and according to the Department of Natural Resources, that means it’s time to finish pruning oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt.