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Jun 18, Our beloved oak trees should never be trimmed during the summer months. This is because oak trees have a disease called Oak Wilt, which is spread by pests and could infect and even kill oak trees that are trimmed between April and October. Always wait until the fall and winter to trim oak trees. Summer Tree Trimming ExceptionsEstimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Jul 11, Summer Is Pruning Season for Oaks While it’s always a good idea to paint fresh wounds with an oil or latex paint, the heat at this time of year actually helps protect against oak wilt. The really hot weather of July and August is a good opportunity to is it ok to trim oak trees in the summer our oak trees a little stumpcutting.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Apr 07, Avoid Pruning Oak Trees during Spring and Summer AMES, Iowa – Pruning oak trees from April to July exposes them to a high risk of contracting oak wilt, a serious disease that can infect and kill a range of oak species.
Oak wilt is caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum (previously Ceratocystis fagacearum). Aug 02, Why You Should Avoid Trimming Oak Trees in Summer Sap beetles – such as the picnic beetle, dusky sap beetle and strawberry sap beetle – buzz around your yard from April to August and are most active in June and July. These beetles are attracted to the sap that seeps from wounds and holes in trees, like those from storm damage and pruning.