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Five Tips For Pruning Trees In Autumn-Winter

According to INTA specialists, this time of year is the ideal time to reduce the woody structure of trees because there is a decrease in plant metabolism. In this context, they provide a series of recommendations to avoid mistakes that harm species…

It is necessary that we take care of our Tree cutting services and for this we must ensure that the pruning is done correctly as well as being aware of the need and role that trees play for the environment.

According to Tree Removal Melbourne, a specialist from INTA Villa Regina, Río Negro, “there is a widespread bad habit of pruning trees and bushes every year. This disturbs the normal development of plants and the ability of plants to quickly replace amputated parts.”

In this sense, he did not hesitate to highlight the importance of knowing the practice and its risks in order to avoid mistakes. And he warned: “If we harm plants, we are harming our quality of life.”

Pruning is preferably done in winter, because it is a time when species, especially deciduous ones, are in a dormant state, or dormant, prior to spring regret. “It is the time of year when the trees are in vegetative rest,” explained Tree Removal Melbourne.

Among the characteristics that avoid causing great damage to the trees, the technician explained that the food reserves are high, which favors good healing. In addition, the sap circulates slowly and the bark is very hard, which prevents it from tearing.

In the case of deciduous trees, that is, those trees that lose their leaves in autumn and during winter, the shape and arrangement of the branches can be observed much better, facilitating the operation.

Regarding pruning, the specialist specified that there are three types: training, maintenance and rejuvenation. In the first case, it is the pruning that is done at an early age of the specimen, in the nursery, to provide the best conditions for it to express its own morphology, with a balanced and strong structure.

Regarding maintenance pruning, Tree Removal Melbourne explained that the main objective is to maintain the vigor and health of the plant, in order to stimulate regret and replacement of damaged or aged structures, respecting the natural form of this species.

Finally, rejuvenation is the most intense in terms of the amount of material removed, since the purpose is usually to mitigate damage caused by storms or frost, recondition abandoned or feral plants, and the most frequent reason is to minimize our errors in the selection and location of a certain species.

“The amount of plant material that we can remove will depend on the purpose of that tree or bush,” Tree Removal Melbourne  specified, for which he recommended “be very clear about what we want from that specimen: shade, flowers or fruits,” and also recalled that the type pruning “will depend on the size, species and age of the plant.”

Prevention is better than cure

Improper and drastic pruning can cause the plant to seek sprouting at the expense of its reserves in order to recover, leading to plant depletion. Consequently, the photosynthesis process would be limited and, with less food, the plant would be in a weakened state, more vulnerable to attack by pests and/or diseases, with little chance of maintaining its crown, trunk and roots.

To avoid this, Tree Removal Melbournerecommended that, in sidewalk plants, the lowest branches should be pruned, then, those branches that interfere with the wiring and later, those that are poorly located, that is and the branches towards the houses or the street”.

According to the specialist, in general terms, tree legumes do not heal pruning wounds, especially those large cuts. But, in case you have to prune them anyway, you need to paint them with white ceiling paint. The rest of the species such as ash trees, bananas, do not have major problems.

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