The Basics of Tree Pruning
TIPS :: VASCULAR
SYSTEM :: TRANSPIRATION
:: THE 1/3 RULE
THE BRANCH COLLAR
:: TARGET PRUNING
that we’ve seen the basic concepts of good tree pruning, we
should take a minute to review the most important points.
pruning from the tree’s point of view. Remove what is interfering
with the tree’s health and ideal form.
with the most egregious cuts first. Eliminate dead wood, narrow crotching
structures, crossing branches, and continually assess the form and
balance of the tree as you progress.
as many meristem tips s possible.
the one third guideline, by training to a branch that is at least
one third the diameter of the former leader.
prune back to the branch collar, and make the smallest possible cut.
the wound with orange oil/beeswax to prevent decomposition, or a gasp
of air entering the vascular system.
you follow these basic guidelines, you can expect to make cuts that
will heal properly, and send your trees into the future.
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