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    Pruning Tools and tips for home use

               

    These pruning tips are for back yard home type of trees and not orchard tree pruning.

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    Prune trees and shrubs now (January-March) will create a good looking landscaping tree and will increase the life span of any tree or plant. And if done correctly will increase the productivity of all fruit trees.

    If you are pruning to keep the tree size down usually means the wrong tree was selected for the landscaping area. You should prune dead, dying limbs or branches that are diseased no matter where they are.

    Prune any limbs or branches that are interfering with power lines, traffic and or visibility from streets. Call your local or county landscaping power company. It is possible they will do it at no charge.

    Prune if brances are overhanging into your neighbors yard. It is a good ideal to ask first.

    Rule of Thumb. Only prune if there is real reason to do so.


    Tools Needed for pruning

    1. Hand shears - Are needed for pruning small twigs and branches.
    2. Pole Pruners -for pruning or cutting branches or limbs that are 6ft. or more off the ground.
    3. Chainsaws - Are used for larger type branches that are more than 3 inches diameter.
    4. Saftey Goggles - Always wear eye protection when pruning, shearing, cutting or doing any type of heavy gardening work.
    5. Lopper shears - Are good for larger type branches normally about 1.5 inches or less in diameter. Lopper shears are good for palm and mesquite trees that have large thorns


    Should you call a professional?

    A professional tree expert is called an "Arborist."
    Call one for larger type trees. Be sure they are liscensed, insured and bonded. This goes for any type of landscaping professional. Also if there is a power line involved call you local power line company for further information.


    Do NOT prune larger type branches from trees that are hanging over any type of electrical or power lines. Call a professional maintenance landscaper.
    It is not necessary to use pruning sealer on a trimmed off branch or limb. All trees and shrubs have their own way ot healing any cut or wound. Remember to always clean all pruning tools blades with alcohol to avoid the spread of diseases.


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