Winter Tree Pruning Tips

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Winter Tree Pruning Tips

Post by tree68 on January 1st 2009, 8:52 am

Winter Tree Pruning Tips

Now is the time to prune many of the trees in your yard.
They are dormant now and don't mind being pruned at all.

1. Start on the inside of the tree. Remove any dead wood
or any branches that are growing toward the center of the

2. Remove any branches that are crossing another branch
or rubbing together. The inside of the tree needs to be open
and airy.

3. Move to the outside of the tree. Stand back and look at
the tree and imagine how you would like the tree to look.
Draw an imaginary line around the tree to the exact shape
of how you want the tree to look. Then start removing any
branches that are growing outside of that line.

4. The same rules apply for the outside of the tree. Open
the tree up a little and remove any branches that are too
close to another branch or are rubbing or crossing another

6. When removing branches near the trunk of the tree
always make your cuts as close to flush with the trunk as
possible and do not leave a stub sticking out.

7. Wounds larger than a 50 piece can be painted over with
a tree wound dressing, but in most cases it's not necessary,
ands some professionals feel that wound dressings slow the
healing process.

8. That's it! Your tree will love you for it.

Have a great week!
-Mike McGroarty

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Re: Winter Tree Pruning Tips

Post by ShowMe31 on January 6th 2009, 11:06 pm

hummmmm, my goats pruned all my trees for me. Unfortunately I don't think they followed the rules. Hopefully my precious fruit trees will be alright this spring.



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