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When to prune on the Pacific West Coast

Discussion in 'Arborist 101' started by Hugo Lefrançois, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Hugo Lefrançois

    Hugo Lefrançois New Member

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    Hi there!

    I am new to the website and this is my very first post. What do you think about pruning trees during the wet season (let's say November to April). I heard it was not a good thing to do since the trees are more vulnerable to diseases since it's so wet. What are your opinions on that?

    I am on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BC WetCoast

    BC WetCoast Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Im in vancouver. We prune throughout the entire year. Both street trees for munis or residential trees.

    No, we dont have oak wilt.
     
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    jomoco Tree Freak

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    No Ips beetle BC?

    Jomoco
     
  4. phillipatTTTServices

    phillipatTTTServices Mr.

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    Tree pruning must be done regularly but when rainy season is coming, never prune your trees before the rain. Doing so might cause attract some bacterial canker which is very common under cool conditions.
    Also, in general, water splash coupled with a wide range of temperatures and fresh cuts can result in damaging disease spread.
     
  5. Hugo Lefrançois

    Hugo Lefrançois New Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
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    Depends on what he's pruning. As I said, we do commercially all year round and we seldom see bacterial canker except on flowering cherries, and they get everything anyways.
     

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