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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.
They also love the sweet smell of oak wilt. Jul 26, If possible, you should not prune oak trees at all during the summer to reduce the chance of oak wilt, which is a potentially fatal disease. If you must prune (usually for safety reasons), paint the pruning cuts to make them less attractive to oak wilt-carrying beetles. Here's more information on the best time to trim oak trees and how often.
Jun 22, With the heavy population of oak trees across Dallas and Fort Worth, the last thing we want to do is add to this growing problem. So, we typically stop pruning oaks in early February and wait until July to start back up.
Occasionally, there will be a situation where we have to do some emergency pruning on an oak tree during treeremove.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.