Urban and ornamental arboriculture

Tree health and pruning

Pruning branches prevents breakages in trees with structural defects, regulates its leaf mass and reduces dryness in its crown. Reducing a tree’s leaf mass will immediately improve its structural strength, reduce wind damage, and guarantee the recovery and development of new wood. Arboriculture also prevents important lesions to the tree (such as branch breakages) and strengthens the whole plant.

The pruning technique used is known as natural target pruning, where the collar – the part of a tree where the trunk meets a branch – is kept in tact. It is very important that this part of the tree is kept safe to allow a correct closure of the cut wound and to reduce the risk of phytosanitary problems.

How to properly prune a tree

Here are some top tips when it comes to pruning properly:

  • do not make cuts flush with the trunk;
  • do not remove the bark from the branch collar;
  • do not leave stumps, neither dead nor alive;
  • respect the typical shape of the species;
  • do the pruning at the optimal time, according to the species.

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