Formative pruning: A cost effective way to prune.
The early stages of tree development are often overlooked from a pruning perspective, but it is a crucial point in a trees life where the structural framework is set.
One secateur cut made in the first five years of growth can potentially extend a trees life by decades, or it could save you thousands of dollars trying to rectify structural issues later in the trees life.
The principals of formative pruning are similar those used in the pruning of an established tree, but on a smaller scale. Removal or suppression of competing stems, tight unions, rubbing limbs or other structural problems is the first priority. As the tree grows other environmental factors will need to be considered such as provision of clearance for vehicles, pedestrians, signs, etc.
Don’t wait until there is a problem. Be proactive with tree management.
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