The most effective way to address mistletoe in trees is to remove.
Jan 14, Pruning is the Most Common and Effective Way to Control Mistletoe. Since mistletoe is a parasite, if you cut away the branch it’s on, it will die. However, mistletoe’s roots can extend a foot or so into the host tree’s branch. That means that when pruning, you should go at least a foot past the mistletoe Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Oct 30, Brents Tree Service has years of experience in removing mistletoe. Because mistletoe grows on originally healthy tree branches, there are two approaches our experts will take in its removal.
The first is to remove the mistletoe by hand and check if there is any visual damage to the infected tree limbs. If the tree still looks healthy, that’s it!
Feb 15, Cut the mistletoe from the host tree before its roots become deeply embedded in the tree limbs. Infected branches should be pruned at least one foot below the point of plant attachment. Heavy infestations may require you to remove the entire tree. At a minimum, prune the mistletoe from infected trees every six months to keep this parasite in stumplopping.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 09, To remove mature mistletoe, cut small branches back to lateral ones or to the point where they emerge from the trunk. Removing all the haustoria requires cutting at least 1 foot below the mistletoe-covered sections.
This technique isn't an option for major limbs or infested trunks.