Common Pruning Errors
We see a lot of poor quality pruning when we are out and about, its a real shame as the effects can ruin a tree for ever, and trees can take a long time to grow, so its best to get them pruned properly. So before you embark on any tree cutting, here’s a few tips on what not to do.
Leaving short stubs where branches have been cut too far out from the main stem. This results in unsightly and weakly attached epicormic growth. Cutting in the right place is the key to good pruning, stubs look ugly and on broadleaved trees will often sprout new growth.