Jun 26, The wounds created by pruning cuts provide an entry point for these devastating insects. In addition, if pruned while the tree is actively growing in spring and summer, the wounds bleed copious amounts of messy sap. Therefore, the best time to prune a dogwood tree is in late fall and winter while the tree is dormant. Mar 06, Mar 06, Maple trees, as shown in the “Deciduous Tree Pruning Calendar” from Virginia Cooperative Extension, are an exception – they are best pruned in May, June and July, or in the November–December period.
Keep in mind that plants that bloom before May, such as dogwood trees and shrubs such as azaleas and forsythias, also should be pruned after Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Aug 14, Aug 14, Posted on Aug 15, I am not admitted in Virginia, and can only give general advice. Generally, it is not legal to cut down plants without the permission of the owner of the land.
However, a governmental agency may have the right to do so for health and safety reasons. Dogwoods (cornus florida) are not considered endangered plants by the.