What time of the year is best – for trimming a very old honey locust tree?
The old saying is to trim trees “anytime the saw is sharp.” While this applies in most cases, there are some trees that shouldn’t be trimmed at certain times of the year. Oaks shouldn’t be trimmed April thru October due to the prevalence of Oak Wilt disease pathogens, and Dogwoods shouldn’t be trimmed in spring while their nemesis, the Dogwood borer, is active. To avoid the “drip” of freshly trimmed Maples, they should be trimmed while fully leafed out. TreeBoss isn’t aware of any limiting factors or specific timing requirements when it comes to trimming a Honeylocust.