Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices" performed on trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree causes severe damage or even death. To prune properly, it is important to understand both the proper techniques and how the tree responds to pruning. This publication explains all the basic information you need to understand and begin pruning trees.
Target Audience: Beginning pruners and those who want to brush up on pruning skills, particularly for pruning urban trees.