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.

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