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Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 03:02 PM  posted by admin

Pruning a fruit tree requires knowledge and a little skill. Anyone can make a cut on a tree, but knowing where to make the cut is where the artistic talent is applied. Trial and error can produce a better pruner, but that might take years. And it might result in irreversible damage to your fruit trees. The goal of pruning is to produce a healthier tree—one that is more productive and produces larger fruit.

Tree-pruning methods for your fruit trees include:

  • Central Leader System – If you’re planting a young fruit tree, prune the tree top just enough to allow for root disturbance. When the tree grows, allow the main trunk to grow upward. This allows limbs to shoot out from the main trunk. The branches should be limited only to those that show signs of producing well. Allowing too many branches to grow can result in smaller fruit.
  • Open Center System – When planting a young fruit tree, prune the treetop back about one third to allow for disturbance of its roots. This system keeps the fruit-bearing branches as close to the ground as possible. Open-center pruning helps control the tree’s shape. The result is a well-balanced framework of braches.

Some fruit trees require training, but all trees require some type of pruning to remain healthy. Tree care can be the simple act of removing dead branches, pruning broken limbs or creating new spurs to replace them.

This all requires knowledge, and a lot of skill. If you want the trees in your yard to remain healthy, it’s best to turn the job over to the experts. Wauson Tree Service can give you the best tree services available. You won’t find better prices anywhere.

Wauson Tree Service can offer you the following services and benefits:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Experience – we’ve been at it for 50 successful years
  • We’re insured and licensed – only professional arborists (certified through ISA) will perform the work
  • Tree pruning
  • Tree stump removal
  • Tree cabling and bracing
  • Fertilization
  • And more

Leave the hard work to Wauson Tree Service. We’d like you to sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor…no pun intended. Call for a free quote today at 214-450-8720, Or, you can email us at

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