Tree Pruning DIY


Tree pruning can be a relatively simple do-it-yourself job. But before you begin hacking away at your trees there a few things that you need to know. First off, you need to know what time of year to prune:

When to Prune

This depends to a large extent on why you prune. Light pruning and the removal of dead wood can be done anytime. Otherwise, here are some guidelines, but recognizing that individual species may differ is important to remember. …

You also need to know the best pruning tool to use for your particular job. Lowes has a great video showing you the basic varieties:

If you’ve never pruned before, you’re also going to want to do a bit of research into appropriate pruning techniques, lest you accidentally damage the tree in your enthusiasm. This article should get you started, but feel free to do more research on your own:

How to Prune a Tree

Pruning helps trees grow strong and look neat and attractive. One prunes a tree to remove damaged branches, allow for new growth or create a distinctive shape. It’s important to do it correctly, so you don’t end up damaging the tree. Read on to learn the basics. …

And of course, some pruning jobs are just too challenging or difficult to do yourself. And that’s where your local Fairfax tree trimming professional comes in. It’s not worth falling out of a tree and injuring yourself just to save a few dollars. If you’re concerned about the difficulty of a job, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals.

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