Pruning Guide

This is a pruning guide for living and dead branches. Cuts should be made so that only the branch tissue is removed avoiding damage to the stem tissue.

Pruning Guide    

Pruning Liverpool



Pruning is one of the most popular maintenance procedures when caring for your garden. Landscape trees require more pruning and care to maintain their safety when compared to natural forest trees. When pruning you need to understand how the tree will respond to each cut as each incorrect cut can cause long lasting damage.



Why is pruning important?

Pruning is important to remove dead branches or eliminate hazards. Pruning also increases the light and air penetration in the crown of the tree or landscape below. Each cut that you make can change the potential growth of your tree; however over cutting/thinning can cause the tree significant amounts of stress.



When should you prune your tree?

Try to prune your plants and trees before the spring as growth is maximized and wound closure is faster during this time. Remove weak, diseased or even dead branches.



When should you avoid pruning?

We recommend that pruning should be avoided just after spring due to the trees just having a lot of energy to produce foliage and early shoot grown; removal of this can cause long lasting stress to the tree.




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