How to Prune and Not Ruin a Tree


Leaves begin to fall from the trees every autumn, branches which were once shrouded in a canopy of dense foliage, have no choice but to reveal themselves once again. Most good people would certainly choose not to have to deal with the mess; and at the same time othersenjoy this part of the year, due to the opportunity to inspect each tree canopy. An important point you should make is to jotdown a note or two of any branches that just might need to be removed.

Pruning Not Ruining

Limbs of trees should be pruned for the following rationale;

  • They happen to be diseased or dead
  • They are growing inward or competing with other branches and one must go
  • They are crossing or rubbing against another limb and causing injury to it
  • To increase or open the canopy for allowing more light to reach the ground

Like many operations, there is a right and wrong way to get it done. If cut the right way, trees will rapidly recover, if not, it can create discord. Should you be lucky enough to be living in W. Australia, and in need of tree pruning in Perth, make sure to use a reliable and trustworthy servicewho will get the job done in the most professional fashion.

Easy as 1, 2 & 3

Expertsin the Trade Would Advise Using a Three Stepped Approach

  • Step One–The first cut should be about 30 to 60 centimetres away from the tree trunk and starts on the underside of the branch and goes into it, but round about a third of the way. Please take note that this is a critical step in the operation.
  • Step Two–The second cut should be away from the tree and the first cut and on the top of the branch, another 30- 60 centimetres, and this time cut all the way through the branch. The branch will break away as you cut through it, and due to you having already made the first cut on the underside and closer in, the bark will not rip down into the tree trunk.
  • Step Three – The third and final cut should be right where the branch joins the trunk. Look for the flared area and make that final cut so that the flare still remains there afterwards. If cut in perfectly, this flare will soon heal over and will fill in with new bark and scar tissue. You’ll know exactly when your tree is healing because you will see what looks like a doughnut shape forming where the cut was made.

And there you have it. Not really that difficult is it? Just be super careful if you’re up that ladder, and make sure the only limbs being dealt with are the ones on the trees, and not your own!

Don’t forget – make sure you are pruning and not ruining!