Pruning is to trim a tree, scrub or bush by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to encourage growth.
Sometimes pruning is used as preventive measure to obtain space for new seedling or growth.
Timing is everything when planning to prune your trees and scrubs because some plants are pruned after flowering, where others are best pruned during winter. For instance, decorative flora need to be pruned directly after flower and Herbaceous plants are pruned after every growing season.
Some delicate flora requires specialised pruning techniques to avoid causing any damage to the plant.
Dead Wood Removal
The removal of dead or dying branches is for safety and aesthetics. Larger dead branches can be safely retained (in order to provide habitat for birds and insects) by reducing their length and weight.
Pruning a hedge helps to promote bushy growth. If the hedge is trimmed repeatedly at the same height, a ‘hard knuckle’ will start to form at that height – similar to the shape of a pollarded tree.
The formation of a healthy stem and branch framework in very young trees is achieved by carefully selecting and removing diseased wood, chafing branches and weak branch unions. Correct formative pruning can dramatically reduce the chances of disease, structural weakness and branch failure as the tree matures.
Really didn’t think you would be able to finalise this difficult job in such a short time. Well done Boys!
Fernando - WBHO
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Belinda Boshoff - Ditjabe Wildlife Services
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Mark - Waterkloof
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Mr Caetona - Eldo Glen
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Caroline Lotter - Garsfontein
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