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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