Young tree pruning
One aspect of pruning that is most frequently overlooked by consumers is structural pruning of young trees. Pruning trees when they are young and growing quickly is critical to ensuring a strong framework for future growth. This pruning focuses on maintaining a single dominant stem unless multiple stem “clumps” are specifically desired. Branches are pruned so their size remains proportional to the stem diameter at their point of attachment.
As trees grow, some branches are removed to ensure adequate spacing between permanent scaffold limbs. The shape of the tree is maintained to provide a natural open grown form typical of the species.
Cables and Brace Installation
Cables and brace rods are supplemental structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and multiple stems.