Shadywood Tree Experts and Landscaping
Shadywood Tree Experts has been offering high quality and affordable tree trimming, tree removal, and plant health care (including treatment of insects and diseases) for the Twin Cities metro area since 1967.

Tree Care Calendar

Minneapolis Yearly Tree Care Calendar

Winter

  • BEST TIME TO PRUNE TREES
  • Remove trees as needed
  • Prune fruit trees and oaks/elms up until April 1
  • Inspect trees for structural problems
  • Remove buckthorn and treat larger stumps to reduce and prevent resprouting

Spring

  • Do not prune oaks and elms after April 1
  • Avoid if possible pruning of fruit trees
  • Prune and remove trees as needed
  • Remove tree wrap in early April on young, thin barked trees (crabs, maples)
  • Begin regular watering of trees (deep soaking)
  • Mulch trees with woodchips to a depth of 3-4 inches
  • Fertilize valuable trees and shrubs April through mid July
  • Treat to prevent emerald ash borer and other boring insects
  • Treat to prevent apple scab, anthracnose, needlecast of spruce and needle blight of pines

Summer

  • Avoid if possible pruning of fruit trees
  • Prune and remove trees as needed
  • Continue regular watering of trees (deep soaking)
  • Mulch trees with woodchips to a depth of 3-4 inches
  • Begin Site Inspections monitoring (tree and shrub health)
  • Begin Dutch elm disease and oak wilt root flare injections
  • Continue treatment to prevent emerald ash borer and other boring insects

Fall

  • Prune and remove trees as needed
  • Prune fruit trees, oaks and elms after Labor Day
  • Continue regular watering of trees (deep soaking)
  • Mulch trees with woodchips to a depth of 3-4 inches
  • Continue Site Inspections monitoring (tree and shrub health)
  • Continue Dutch elm disease and oak wilt root flare injections
  • Continue treatment to prevent emerald ash borer and other boring insects
  • Fertilize valuable trees and shrubs September and October
  • Treat for iron deficiencies (chlorosis) root flare injections in October
  • Wrap young, thin barked trees (crabs, maple) with light colored tree wrap
  • Remove buckthorn and treat larger stumps to reduce and prevent resprouting