Pruning permits gardeners to stimulate and reduce the growth of their trees.
Pruning after blooming allows for enjoyment of the flowers but also stops seed production, which retains energy for new growth the following season.
Tree Trimming Safety – 3. This booklet teaches important safety practices to be followed when manually trimming trees. Safety tips, along with real accident reports, have been combined to help you protect yourself from the hazards involved in this type of. work.
Use this booklet in conjunction with hands-on safety training andFile Size: 1MB. Pruning trees and shrubs is important for safety and overall appearance and health. Late winter is the optimal time to prune trees and shrubs since the plant is dormant and there is less chance for disease and pest damage. Late winter is December-mid March; it is not quite too late as long as pruning is completed as soon as possible. Pruning Safety Precautions Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety glasses with side shields, hard hat, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, boots, and sunscreen.
Never prune trees or branches within 10 feet of power lines. Contact your local utility company to secure appropriately qualified tree trimming services.