Formative pruning

Formative pruningFormative Pruning an Arboricultural practice that involves selective removal of parts of a tree, such as buds, roots, limbs and branches. Reasons to Formative Prune trees, may include removing deadwood and major deadwood, shaping to control or direct growth, improving or maintaining health, reducing risk of branches or limbs failing, preparing nursery specimens for transplanting, and both harvesting and increasing the yield or quality of blooms and fruits. The practice of Formative Pruning entails targeted removal of diseased, dead, damaged, non-productive, structurally unsound, or otherwise unwanted tissue from crop and landscape trees. Specialised pruning techniques may be applied to certain plants, such as roses, fruit trees or grapevines. Our Tree Focus Arborist team use various specialised tools designed for Formative Pruning, such as specific handsaws, secateurs, hand pruners, loppers, or chainsaws. In general, the smaller the branch that is removed, the easier it is for a woody tree or plant to compartmentalise or heal the wound limiting the potential for pathogen intrusion and decay to enter the tree and work it's way through the tree. It is thereby preferable to make any necessary structural formative pruning cuts to young trees, whenever possible, rather than removing large, poorly located branches from large, mature trees. Please ask our friendly Albany based Arborists at Tree Focus Ltd for more information about the benefits of Formative Pruning.

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Stuart Watson is the owner and leads the efficient, professional, skilled and friendly Albany based, North Shore, Tree Focus Arborist team that Stuart established in 2008.