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Posted on: January 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Now is the time to prune a tree-advice from our forestry officer

Our forestry officer asked that this be shared for those interested in pruning trees

Need to Prune a Tree? Now Is the Time

a person in a hard hat prunes a tree in a city amid snowDo you have a tree that needs pruning? Winter is a great time to make any necessary cuts. Not only is it easier to assess a tree without its leaves, but pruning when insects are not active helps lower the risk of a fungus or disease (like oak wilt) entering the pruning wound. Want to know more, or wondering how to go about your planned pruning? Check out the article "Winter is a Great Time to Prune Trees" on page 34 of the December 2020 issue of the Conservationist, or visit the NYSDEC tree care webpage.

You may also contact the Town Forestry Officer, Sven Hoeger, by email at or by phone at 914-989-1536.


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