Oak and Elm Pruning

As of April 1st the season for pruning oak and elm trees has expired. Both of these genera are susceptible to fungal diseases (oak wilt, and dutch elm disease) that are transfered by insects. Open wounds from pruning attract the insects and make it more likely that your tree will contract these destructive pathogens. To be safe, we don’t recommend pruning oak or elm species until after October 1st.