Pruning Younger Trees
Younger trees are more vulnerable and need a little bit of extra care in order to survive through the elements. Since there are so few companies willing to visit your property and do a proper 10-15 minute pruning job on your younger tree, we suggest you follow some of these tips.
One of the first things to remember is to never allow your tree’s bark to be cut by a lawnmower or weed-wacker. You should already have protection in place for the tree such as mulch, a burlap bag or plastic wrap. This will provide a barrier of protection while your trying to get rid of weeds or cutting the grass.
Pruning cuts are very important, the larger cut, the greater chances of decay, disease or infestation. The pruning cuts you need to make should be small and decisive. Look out for dead, diseased, or broken branches if you’re unsure. This is a difficult thing to write about because there is no “one size fits all” manual for trees. Each one is unique in it’s own right.
Structure is a very important part of tree growth, survival and development. Any cuts you should be making, would ideally be made on weak branches or limbs. During the winter when snow and ice accumulate they will add unnecessary pressure and weight to the tree in which it may not be able to contain.