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Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

  • 3/6/2018 1:18:00 PM
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It may still be cold outside, but it’s time to stop pruning oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt. 
Wait to prune oak trees

Wait to prune oak trees

  • 9/12/2017 4:11:00 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.