Is pruning a large Live oak really just for pro's?
We have 10 acres in TX. Lots of large Live oaks.
We are the 1st modern human inhabitants for sure.
They are in their natural state. Branches going low and long. Well, we want to make them look better and cut off the dead branches. Can we do this ourselves? I have read not to go too flush with the trunk so it stimulates quicker healing but also read some thread elsewhere where this theory might be all controversial, blah blah blah.
We also read to do pruning during the tree's dormant phase. I think that is now. But Live Oaks always have green leaves..hmmm?
Should we call an arborist or can we do this ourselves?
Any tips? Thanks.