A lot of people neglect to look after their trees. Trees might look like they can already fend for themselves, but they still need some maintenance. This article tackles one essential in looking after trees.
Today's topic will be about pruning trees. Pruning trees will make your trees more manageable in shape. Not to mention, pruning can help them reach their full potential. It is best to start with removing the dead, dry branches. Then pruning can continue with the branches that look heavy to be supported properly in the air. In addition to helping the tree, this will also protect any property in the near vicinity as it can prevent the possibility of falling branches.
The first cut should be made from the middle of the branch of the tree. The length of it should be a foot or at so, depending on the size of the tree. A second cut should be made a few inches away from it. If the limb is large enough, it should fall by itself. If successful, the pruning can resume on the remaining stub located at the sides of the branch collar or the point where the limb attaches to the trunk. The wound made on the tree should callus over time without resulting into decay. Wound dressing would not be necessary unless something wrong went with the process.
It is also suggested to avoid cutting from the top of the tree unless it is absolutely necessary. This will make growth slower and can make the aesthetics of the tree look ugly.
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