Is it too cold to prune trees?

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Western Area/Washoe County Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch says “no, the cold temperatures don’t really affect pruning (except the pruner who will need to dress appropriately.” Cold weather isn’t a problem for the tree when pruning is done properly and at the correct time of year when the tree is dormant. For more information, read UNCE’s Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “Too Cold to Prune?