Winter is a great time to prune your deciduous trees. Once the foliage has dropped, it’s easier to check out the branching structure and spot any potential issues. Try some of these tips on your trees.
- Remove any disease or breakage.
- Remove branches that cross over one another.
- Remove branches that go against the trees’ natural shape.
- Try not to prune branches flush with the main trunk. make your cuts just above the junction point.
- Remember, you are thinning branches in order to get sunlight to the entire tree.
- Try not to disrupt the natural shape of the tree.
- Cut only branches you are confident need to be removed.
- I highly recommend using a pole pruner for the higher branches. At Mid-State Mower & Marine, We sell the very best quality pruners from Echo and Shindaiwa.
I hope this helped.