Growing Green: Pruning
by austintexasgov; 1:32 minutes; Published on Mar 5, 2012 Visit www.GrowGreen.org
for earth-wise gardening tips. Sometimes trees need to be pruned for health and safety. Pruning injures a tree so proper pruning is key to the tree's long term health. Why prune? Prune for four main reasons. If a branch might be a safety hazard because it is: dead, deformed, diseased, or damaged. When to prune? Prune your tree when it's dormant either when it's winter and the leaves are off or in the heat of summer, July or August. How to prune? Limit pruning to dead, deformed, diseased, or damaged branches that might be a safety hazard. -Follow Oak Wilt prevention guidelines. -Remove no more than 25% of canopy per year. -Avoid making cuts flush with the trunk of the tree, instead angle your cuts away from the trunk to avoid cutting into the branch bark ridge. -Sanitize tools between use.
How To Prune (Not Kill) Trees and Shrubs
by Quick Landscaping and Gardening Tips with Lansdesign.com; 10:25 minutes; Demonstration on how and why to properly prune a tree using split wood as a learning tool.
Some tree companies do more harm than good
by arborist Blair Glenn: 4:48 minutes; Published on May 14, 2015 This video is showing some of the problems that unqualified tree people are doing to your trees. This type of abuse must stop. You are paying someone to CARE for your trees, not damage them! The best deal is only good if the people know what they are doing.
What is the right way to prune a tree?
By arborist Blair Glenn; 2:47 Minutes; Uploaded on Jan 25, 2011 A short clip on poorly pruned trees and what to look for. How do you know if you hire a qualified tree person? difficult to know but I will attempt to show you what to look out for.
The Iron Giant
by Arborist Blair Glenn. Why Cabling a tree can be a future problem.
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Plant Clinic Tip: How to prune
by The Morton Arboretum; 2:37 minutes; Published on Mar 24, 2016. This video helps to Learn techniques and tips for pruning your trees in winter or early spring with horticulturist Katrina Lewin.