Pruning Coast Live Oak Trees at Benicia High

October 11, 2019

Yesterday a group of six volunteers completed pruning of the coast live oaks planted at Benicia High along Military West by the Benicia Tree Foundation in 2012.  Late summer is the best time to prune Coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) because they go dormant at that time to survive California's hot dry season.  Click here for some expert guidance on pruning California oaks prepared by the University of California Cooperative Extension Program.  Below are pictures of some of our volunteers with before/after pictures of their oak tree.

BHS tree pruning

Volunteers Steve and Sindy, and their oak tree before pruning.

 

BHS tree pruning

Volunteers Steve and Sindy, and tree after pruning.