Pruning Disasters vs. Masters

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Pruning Disasters vs. Masters
2/7/2014
Pruning Disasters vs.
Masters
Daniel Bauer
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist/ President Arbor Equity Inc.
Crape Murder
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Properly Pruned Crape Myrtle
Tree or shrub?
If you want a tree
use a variety like
Nachez
 If you want a
shrub use a variety
possibly out of the
“Dazzle” group
 Hundreds of
varieties of
crapemyrtles on
market
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Flat Top Bradford Pears
Bradford pear
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Butchered silver maple
Sycamore Tree
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Topped River Birch
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Pin Oak Under Powerlines
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Should Bradford pears be planted
here in the first place?
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Improperly pruned junipers-cut back to old wood and will not revive
Arborvitae
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Arborvitae
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Butchered Bradford Pears
Butchered Bradford Pears
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Willow Oaks
Willow Oak
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Step 1

Plant right tree in
right location
Step 2- What are you pruning
Deciduous vs.
Conifer
 Oak vs.Maple
 Shrub vs. Tree
 Larch, Bald
Cypress, Dawn
Redwood, etc.

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Step 3- Know why to prune
Crown Clean
 Crown Thinning
 Fruit Tree Pruning
 Crown Raising
 Crown
Reducing(Drop
Crotch)
 StructuralDevelopmental

maple before reduction 2-06 b.JPG
Step 4-Know when to prune
Are beetles active?
 Are you pruning for
fruit production?
 Are you pruning for
flower production?
 Are you ready to
get yelled at?
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Step 5- Use the right tool
 Bypass
pruners vs. Anvil pruners
 Pruning handsaw
 Pole saw
 Pole clip
 Loppers
 Chainsaw
Step 6- Know when to call
experts
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All trees need care
Water Oak before
After pruning
Japanese
Maple
Before
After
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Red Maple
Before
After
American Dogwood
Before
After
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More examples
15 year old landscape
Properly pruned crape
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Questions?
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