Fortunately I found some really helpful tips from several State Extension offices.
Feb 05, Pruning in spring is an active time for both you and your trees. As the weather warms, but before buds appear, you can prune these trees: Smoke Tree; Pussy Willow; Spirea; Holly; Late Spring/Early Summer. Before the end of June is best the time to prune spring flowering trees. Try to prune soon after the blooms fade.
Aug 20, When to Prune, by Tree Type Deciduous. These are the trees which shed their leaves each year. Most deciduous trees should be pruned in late fall to Young Trees. Developing a strong and good shaped tree happens with proper pruning. Trees that Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. The winter months – December, January, and February – are the best time to prune oak trees.
Deciduous trees can be pruned at other times of the year with little or no negative consequences. However, if possible, avoid pruning deciduous trees in spring when the trees are leafing out and in fall when the trees are dropping their leaves. Pruning changes the form and growth of a plant. Pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance for both insect and disease damage. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly tree cutting fishers the formative years for a tree or shrub.
The late dormant season is the best time for most pruning. Mar 10, But most trees benefit from pruning in mid to late winter. Pruning during dormancy encourages new growth as soon as the weather begins to warm. The lack of leaves after autumn allows you to easily identify branches and limbs requiring removal. Be aware that some trees can bleed sap when pruned during late bushmulch.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. The best time to prune trees is during the dormant period, usually in late winter from November to March.
Dead or diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible. Pruning done during the dormant season tends to have an invigorating effect on tree bushmulch.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.