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Title: Pruning


1
Pruning
  • Why
  • Remove dead, damaged, diseased branches
  • Promote strong branch unions
  • Improve line-of-sight
  • Control plant size and shape (branch location)

2
Tight crotch (V-shaped) ? Low strength,
especially if there is included bark Prune
when small
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Buds provides next years branches, leaves and
sometimes flowers.
STEM/BRANCH
6
Pruning
  • How
  • Heading cuts cutting off part of a shoot or
    branch ...
  • Thinning cuts cutting back whole branches, to
    the point where they connect with other branches
    or the stem

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Branch collar A-B
Branch bark ridge C-E
9
Incorrect
Correct
Show the order of cutting of the branch
Three-cut method for larger limbs
10
Pruning
  • Why
  • How
  • Heading cuts
  • Thinning cuts
  • Large branches ... hire a professional arborist
  • How much to remove? No more than 25-30

11
Pruning
  • Why
  • How
  • Tools
  • Extra tips and notes
  • Time of year Late winter/early spring is best
  • Power lines BE CAREFUL!

Indirect contact between you and the power line
can occur through a branch or a tool. Consider
hiring a professional arborist.
12
Pruning
  • Why
  • How
  • Tools
  • Extra tips and notes
  • Time of year Late winter/early spring is best
  • Power lines BE CAREFUL!
  • Dont prune at planting ...
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