Lodgepole Tree Service - Pruning

By: Lodgepole  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pruning

Pruning

Proper pruning will help maintain the health, improve appearance, and develop proper structure of your trees while enhancing the aesthetics and economic value of your property

When to prune:

Routine pruning, including the removal of dead, damaged and diseased wood, can be completed at any time of year with little effect to the trees. Major pruning should be completed in the winter months and some trees, such as Elm, can only be pruned during the winter.

Reasons for pruning:

– Removing diseased or dying branches

– Removing crowded or rubbing branches

– Eliminating hazards

– Training branches away from any manmade structures ex) residences/ sidewalks.


Proper pruning techniques:
Cleaning

- the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached and low vigor branches

Thinning

– selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown

Raising

– removes the lower branches from the tree to provide clearance

Reduction

– reduces the size of a tree. Usually completed around utility lines

Keywords: Pruning