Pine trees are low-maintenance trees, so they do not require extensive pruning. However, regular pruning can promote denser foliage and maintain an attractive shape and size.Continue Reading
If needles are not growing on a branch, peel back the bark in a small area. If the area underneath is not green, then the branch is dead.
If a branch is dead or dying, cut it back to the branch collar, which is the knob around the joint where the branch meets the trunk. For thick branches, utilize the three-cut method to avoid damaging the collar. Come out 12 inches from the truck and cut halfway through the branch from the bottom. Go out an additional 2 inches and cut down from the top, removing the branch. Cut the stump of the branch just beyond the branch collar.
Buds only grow at the end of the current season's growth. To limit branch width, cut only new candles, or the current season's growth. For best results, prune new growth between mid-June to mid-July.
If the trunk gets pruned, co-dominant central leaders can develop. This makes the tree vulnerable to snow and wind damage. If co-dominant central leaders have already developed, choose one and cut back the others.
Trimming at the appropriate time, understanding the various types of cuts, and knowing the difference between trimming and rejuvenation pruning are essential when trimming a yew tree. Yew trees do not require many prunings, and sprouts regrow almost immediately after being cut.Full Answer >
When to prune a tree depends largely on what needs to be accomplished by the pruning and the type of tree. Light pruning and removal of dead or diseased branches can be done at any point during the year.Full Answer >
Careful pruning during the late winter dormant season is the best way to limit an established tree's growth. To prevent new growth on a cut stump, simply salt the trunk.Full Answer >
To transplant a pine tree, cut its long roots, remove existing vegetation from the transplant site, dig the planting hole, dig up and transplant the tree, plant it, cover the roots, and water the tree. This three-month process requires spray paint, a shovel, a tarp, a vehicle and water.Full Answer >