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May Pruning Tips for Backyard Warriors

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 02:04 PM  posted by admin

If you enjoy getting out in the yard and pruning trees and shrubs for fun, there are a few things you should always keep in mind.


Trees and shrubs are pruned for a reason. It can often be to remove branches that have the potential to cause injury or damage to your property. Or, it could simply be to remove branches that block views of driveways and streets. Before pruning, or even planting trees, keep in mind how they might grow beyond their original space.


Pruning your trees or shrubs for their health means you’ll have to be on the lookout for diseased or infected wood, crowns that need thinning to increase air flow, removing branches that cross or rub together, or removing broken or damaged limbs to assist your tree’s healing process.


Trees, flowers and shrubs all have a natural form and character. And any pruning should be done with this in mind. The goal of pruning is to protect from harm and stimulate growth.

So, before pruning there are a few things to remember:

  • Any cut made has the potential to help or harm your trees or shrubs. Make sure you have a specific purpose in mind before pruning.
  • Prune with the proper technique. Careless pruning can cause permanent damage. A pruning saw can work miracles, or wreak havoc. Trees simply do not heal the way that people do. Few people realize that tree wounds never truly heal. A tree will grow over and compartmentalize the wound. And the wound remains within the tree forever.
  • When you make cuts, keep in mind that smaller cuts have less potential for damage than larger cuts. Waiting until a tree is aged may inspire the larger cuts that trees cannot recover from. This is a major reason why proper care for trees in their growth stage is so critical.

The truth is that it is difficult for the average person to properly care for trees and shrubs, no matter how good the intentions. This is why it is important to call the experts at Wauson Tree Service who can handle any tree-service need. With over fifty years of experience, we have the manpower and experience to get the job done, great or small.

Never lose that urge to beautify your property. And feel free to call us if ever the going gets too tough. We’ll drop by and give you a free estimate on pruning tips and what it takes to keep your trees and shrubs looking healthy and young.

Give us a call at 214-450-8720, or you can email at