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Post  nick123 11/5/2011, 1:30 am

I would like to invite all the forum members to please participate in this open discussion regarding the process of tree pruning. I have following information to share:

-Prune living branches as close as possible to the trunk, but do not cut behind the branch bark ridge. This will help alot.
-Do not use flush cuts.
-Do not leave branch stubs.
-To promote faster healing, prune the smaller limbs.
-Use proper tools for pruning like chain saws etc.

Please participate..

EDIT: As this thread has nothing to do with SFG or vegetable gardening, it has been moved to the forum called 'Everything Else!'. OP, as this is your first post on the forum, and you are promoting tree care services in your signature, please be careful that you don't cross the line into bold solicitation.
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Post  camprn 11/5/2011, 6:59 am

I Wish I had a chain saw. I have managed with hand snips and pruning loppers to do pruning of smaller branches on my mature (10-20 year) trees.

I would like to add to the list of proper tools:

  • An Arborist. I really need to get one in to help me with some large tree management.
  • A sturdy, sure ladder.
  • Common sense.
as to technique,

  • I usually make an undercut as my first cut, so as to avoid the bark peeling away from the trunk when the limb starts pulling away from the tree when the downward cut is nearly complete.

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Post  Kelejan 11/5/2011, 7:53 am

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Looks like you are bringing some new expert knowledge to the forums. I know I can do with all the help I can get and look forward to your postings.How to Prune a tree 61949
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Post  camprn 11/5/2011, 8:10 am

Pruning is a process not an event. A primary Rule: Do not prune more than 1/3 of the tree in any given year.

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Post  walshevak 11/5/2011, 12:46 pm

18 yr old trees. Here's what's left. Is the one still standing worth trying to save or is it's lack of branches on one side a danger to the house?



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Post  camprn 11/5/2011, 1:32 pm

Walsh, it is hard to tell and I am not an expert. I would encourage you to contact one of your local certified Arborists. that person would be able to tell you if the tree is healthy enough to save and how to go about doing that. Good luck!

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