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Jan 24, Pruning shade trees in landscapes. Pruning methods that promote a sound tree structure help trees resist failure, provide clearance, and improve aesthetics, while promoting long life.
From training young trees to managing mature ones, structural pruning to guide and manage tree architecture should be the primary goal each time a tree is pruned.
Structural Pruning: Part 1 Edward F. Gilman, Brian Kempf, Nelda Matheny, and Jim Clark Introduction A landscape filled with strong, long-lived trees is most easily achieved when appropriate species selection and placement are combined with high-quality, well-structured nursery stock, good planting techniques, and appropriate pruning.
Using the best tools available, we will take those undesirable, space-stealing stumps out very quickly.
structurally sound tree architecture that will sustain the tree for a long period. Medium-aged and mature trees can be cleaned, thinned, reduced, raised, or restored to manage risk. Some structural pruning can be conducted on these older trees as well. The choice among these pruning types depends on the tree and the situation.
Root pruning is more injurious to old mature trees than it is for younger more vigorous trees.
Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in in forest plant pathology and is a professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has assembled a unique urban tree teaching program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, landscapers, and others /5(89).
other than structural pruning can be used on trees, none help train and guide the tree into an improved in branch structure.
Further reading See An Illustrated Guide to Pruning, Third editionby E. F. Gilman, Delmar Cengage Learning, Inc., for a comprehensive resource for tree pruning.