Pruning a tree may not be the most glamorous DIY project, but doing it properly is critical to the health of the trees in your backyard. Protect your trees by properly pruning them.
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Why is trimming a tree properly so important? The most immediate reason is that improperly trimming a tree can injure you. The long term reason is the health of the tree: If you do a poor job trimming a tree, you can open up the tree to diseases and damage from the elements. Healthy trees add value to a yard and replacing old growth trees is difficult both from a cost and time standpoint.
The guide at the aptly named Tree-Pruning.com covers the basics, including how to make a cut to protect the bark of the tree and how to trim branches so that the tree will heal and seal over the wound. Check out the guide at the link below for some step by step advice.
Introduction to Tree Pruning [TreeHelp]