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February 2020 – The Right Way To Develop Stem and Limbs – Part 2

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in Kennewick? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

Limb removal

There are three steps to making a proper pruning cut that will minimize damage to the tree.

1. Make a cut on the underside of the branch about 1 ft. from the branch collar.

2. Make a second cut above the first to remove the branch.

3. Remove the remaining stub making sure to keep the collar intact.

* Never “flush cut” a tree by removing the branch collar. Always use sharp tools and make clean cuts. Use caution with sharp tools and power saws. Remember, safety first.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree thinning service in the Tri Cities.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree thinning service in Kennewick.

February 2020 – The Right Way To Develop Stem and Limbs – Part 1

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in the Tri-Cities? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in the Tri-Cities? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

How To Develop a Dominant Stem in Your Tree

Developing a central, dominant leader starts by identifying the stem that will make the best leader. Typically, this is the largest stem. This might be easy for some trees and more difficult for others. If all stems are about the same size in diameter, pick the one that is closest to the center of the canopy to be the leader. Then determine which stems are competing with that leader and decide where to shorten or remove these competing stems. Pruning the stems represented by the dotted lines removes two of the three codominant stems. This helps establish a single dominant leader and a better tree structure.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist in any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree thinning service in the Tri-Cities.

February 2020 – The Right Way To Develop Stem and Limbs – Part 5

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in West Richland? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

Newly planted trees along the coast may need extra staking due to strong winds. Remember to remove staking materials when the tree can stand on its own. In the High Desert region, newly planted trees benefit from winter watering. Water when the soil is not frozen so that water can percolate down to the tree roots. Statewide, newly planted trees need extra water to survive Oregon’s drought prone summer season. Make sure new trees get water at least once a week during these months.

Debunking Tree Myths

Research has dispelled some long-held tree care myths. Here are some facts you may not know:

FACT: Cutting branches flush with the trunk will rob the tree of natural chemicals used to close the wound. This will lead to decay in the tree and will shorten the life of the tree.

FACT: Once mature, most trees do not have a taproot. They have anchor and feeder roots that are mostly in the top three feet of soil and often extend beyond the canopy width of the tree.

FACT: Painting wound dressing on pruning cuts is unnecessary and can actually hurt the tree by causing the pruning cut to seal slower.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist in any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree thinning service in West Richland.

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