How to Prune 4 Different Types of Trees and Shrubs

Simple pruning techniques will help you prevent potential disease, infection or infestation, and poor health derived from killing the trees. Knowing these pruning techniques and information can help you take care of your trees blossoming and thriving for the future ahead.

If you are unsure about the methods which are needed to be applied, you always have the option available to consult professionals from tree servicing Sydney.

But the main question that arises is why you need to prune your trees anyway? Before giving it a go by yourself or consulting the experts you should make yourself clear about the step you are going to take and what could be the consequences that can come out of it.

Let’s look at a few common reasons why people choose tree pruning:

  • Wants some specific area to be bloomed
  • Getting rid of weak branches
  • Eliminating the risk of neighborhood disputes
  • Preferring a shape of the tree
  •  Promoting or restricting the growth of flowers or fruits
  • Getting rid of water sprouts and suckers

When you are inspecting your trees for pruning make sure twice that no branch or part of the tree is in direct contact with the power lines as there are 100% chances of the tree being energized and you getting an electric shock.

To avoid such a life-threatening situation, make sure to contact the nearest power company to cut the power line for a specific amount of time in which the professionals can either prune the specific part of the whole tree if needed. This way everyone comes out of it safely. 

1. Deciduous Trees

The trees which come under this species shed their foliage in the fall season and make themselves ready for harsh winters. During this winter period, these trees try to preserve their energy by slowing down all of its necessary functions and come down to snail slow speed.

Once the tree is in the winter season, and until the first flower comes in the initial days of the spring, a safe pruning program can be performed on it to maintain its structure, shape, safety, and promote quick, healthy new growth.

The examples of trees under this species are maple tree, oak, birch, and willow. When we prune these kinds of trees in the winter season it reduces the chances of disease and pest infestations in open pruning wounds.

2. Evergreen  Trees

The trees in this species have the nature of keeping their foliage all the twelve months of the year. And for them, the old foliage says goodbye only when the new ones start developing regardless of the season. The examples of trees under this species are pine, cypress, eucalyptus tree, and yew.

However, except for the pine tree, all other evergreen trees need pruning to be done before the new growth starts rapidly in the first half of the spring season and during the beginning phase of mid-summers. 

3. The Flowering Trees

Before we talk about pruning the flowering trees let about the two categories in which we can divide them. The first one will include that flower in the spring and the second one consists of those that bloom their flowers during the mid to late summer season. 

All those plants or trees which bloom during the spring are doing so based on last time’s progress. These plants and trees need to be pruned when their flowers start or already fade away which includes species such as hydrangea, magnolia, and much more.

Whereas on the other hand, all the trees and shrubs which show their flowering skills in mid to late summer are doing so based on the current period progress. These trees and plants need to be pruned in the winter season or the early springtime which includes species such as honeysuckle, redbud, wisteria, and much more. 

4. The Fruiting Trees

If you own a fruit tree make sure you are planning to prune it during the weather changes, winter to early spring when the foliage usually falls and you can notice all the points where the tree grows its buds. Think of your fruit tree as having rightwards and upwards branches. The trees of these categories give fruits on previous period progress and can produce corps in heavy numbers.

Although you safely remove previous progress and the examples of these are kiwi, peach, and much more. The other kind of trees blooms on spurs where you can easily get down with twenty-five to thirty percent of previous progress and the examples of these are olive, walnut, figs, pecan, and much more.

Fruits trees are generally not easy to maintain but the exception here is the ones carrying citrus fruits by just keeping the tree skirts pruned away from the ground and the examples of these are grapefruits, orange, lemon, and much more.

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