Posted: 20/09/2016 at 10:53
actually about a month ago really, the dead bits it doesn't matter, but when pruning branches its best to do it in the summer as the wounds have time to heal before winter hits. plus you get a better idea of what they look like with leaves on.
that said you can still prune now if you have too, take it back to a joint otherwise you leave a little stub of branch that dies back, never heals properly and leaves the tree open to infection. plus it looks terrible.