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Home Yard and garden How-to Planting and growing guides Pruning trees and shrubs.
Specific types of pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and attractive condition. Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree. Raising removes the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
Pruning a tree is a ‘double edged sword’. We want to remove a branch or limb, but in doing so we are going to be hurting (wounding) the tree and removing the trees ability to produce food for its-self. Pruning is also something that we want to do and not something the tree necessarily ‘needs’.Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Pruning adds strain at a time when the tree is already overcoming the stresses of the planting process. That said, gardeners have a unique opportunity moments before a tree goes in the ground.
Every part of the tree is accessible, and structural defects can easily and quickly be corrected. Apr 14, Pruning creates stronger, healthier trees, which reduces the risk of trees damaging your property.
So, you’ll have less damage and clean up after storms. Plus, pruning makes your tree look better – and results in a larger harvest from fruit trees!
Now that’s a delicious reason to prune your trees.