Proper pruning is the removal of living, dying, and dead parts of trees to benefit trees and their associates, and man.
Respects Tree Defense Systems
Respects Tree Dignity
Destroys Tree Defense Systems
Destroys Tree Dignity
COMPARISON OF PRUNING CUTS ON OAK
Two samples from the same red oak tree that had branches of the same size and age cut off 6 years before the tree was dissected. The improper cut at left had large ribs of woundwood and a large column of decay. No decay developed after the proper cut. A ring of woundwood formed and the wood-inhabiting organisms were compartmentalized.
Making Proper Pruning Cuts.
Tree Response After Pruning.
Peach Tree Internal Response To Correct Pruning.
Source of many photos and diagrams.
Suggested book on "Pruning".
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