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Oak pruning fast approaching

Oak pruning fast approaching

  • 10/1/2019 3:04:00 PM
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Don’t let the recent unseasonably warm weather spell confuse you, the time to start pruning your oak trees is fast approaching. 
Time to stop pruning oaks

Time to stop pruning oaks

  • 3/26/2019 1:18:00 PM
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It may be cool out, but it is time to finish pruning oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt.  The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to not prune any oak tree between the end of March and the start of October.  However, the warm weather conditions indicate that spring might be a bit early this year. For that reason, DNR suggest finishing your oak pruning this year by the end of the first week in March.
Cool fall weather means it's time to start pruning oaks

Cool fall weather means it's time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/16/2018 12:42:00 PM
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As the cool fall weather is upon us, it’s time to start pruning oak trees with minimal to no risk of spreading oak wilt.  The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to prune during the trees' dormant season. 
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. 
Time to start pruning oaks

Time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/31/2017 11:41:00 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 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.
Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

  • 3/8/2016 7:33:00 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.