1: Pruning oak trees promotes growth and health by removing dead or diseased branches.

2: Start pruning in late winter to early spring and avoid pruning in late summer.

3: Use clean, sharp tools to make clean cuts at a 45-degree angle.

4: Remove branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.

5: Prune to maintain a balanced and open canopy for proper sunlight and air circulation.

6: Avoid cutting into the branch collar and leave the branch collar intact.

7: Do not remove more than 25% of the tree's foliage at one time.

8: Regular pruning helps oak trees stay healthy and resist pests and diseases.

9: Consult a certified arborist for proper pruning techniques and advice.