Monthly Archives: February 2013

Structural Pruning

The Objective of Structural Pruning. Young trees should be pruned to guide growth so their crowns clear traffic, signs, and buildings while ensuring that they develop strong structure. Established trees in urban landscapes should be pruned primarily to reduce risk, preserve a tree structure that boosts amenity values, provide clearance, and improve the aesthetic value…
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Tree Support Systems (Cabling, Bracing, and Guying)

Tree Support System Tree support systems are used to provide supplemental support to leaders, individual branches, and/or entire trees.. Cabling. Cabling restrict the distance that branches can move in relation to each other. Installed across a weak crotch, they will greatly reduce the risk of failure. Bracing. Cabling restrict the distance that branches can move…
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Tree Prunning

The Seven Tree Pruning Objectives: Reduce Risk of Failure Provide Clearance Reduce Shade and Wind resistance Maintain Health Influence Flowers of Fruit Production Improve a View Improve Aesthetics Why Properly Pruning is critical to tree health. When Pruning is properly executed, a variety of benefits are derived. Benefits include reduced risk to branch and steam breakage,…
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