Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Case for Proper Pruning

This tree was pruned in Feb 2012, and these cuts were made at the same time.  Notice how the bottom 2 were made correctly just outside the branch collar and are healing nicely.  The top cut was left as a stub, a short stub, but a stub all the same.  This cut shows no sign of callus tissue.

This is a great example of why proper pruning is essential.  This stub is now an entranceway for decay fungi for years to come.  Keep an eye on your cuts everyone.