Monthly Archives: March 2013

Basics: How to Prune a Tree

Basic pruning includes removing suckers, water sprouts, dead, damages and crossing branches. Winter is an ideal time to prune a tree as there are fewer insects and bacteria present to attack the tree. The following tips will help maintain healthy and happy trees:

  1. Determine your pruning goals in advance so you will know when to prune and how much canopy you should remove.
  2. Work from the bottom up.
  3. For small material and limbs less than 1” in diameter, use… Continue reading

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