Pines & Conifers

Pines and Other Conifers

February and March are the ideal times to prune Pines and other Conifers. The trees are somewhat dormant now; pitch (sap) flow rates are at a minimum. Bark Beetles are also at their lowest activity levels of the year. The benefits are two fold:

1) There is less pitch dripping for the tree, which can be a nuisance.

2) The likelihood of beetle infestation is greatly reduced as the beetles are less active and there is less pitch that they find attractive.


If you have any Pines or Conifers that you feel are in need of attention, please let us know and we will be glad to come out and take a look.


Gosnell Tree & Landscape – Santa Barbara

805.967.TREE (8733)