Why prune? 5 good reasons (Never prune without a good reason!)
Use the right tool for the job. Keep WD40 and a sharpener on hand. Keep tools clean, oiled and sharp.
Where a branch attaches to the trunk or another large branch, there is an area of raised bark that contains the materials the plant needs to heal after the cut.
This area should stay intact. Make cuts parallel to the branch that is remaining, just above the branch collar .
Cutting too close will inhibit healing after the cut.
Note: this process may have to be started closer to the tip of a large branch and repeated closer to the trunk to reduce weight on branches.
We carry a wide variety of trees year-round. These represent only a fraction of what you will find and are some of our favorites. Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.