Business of PHC, Part 8: PHC Pruning That Saves Trees

Is structural pruning really plant health care? Given that it can save trees from being prematurely removed from the landscape, it clearly is PHC, and may be one of the more important PHC practices. In some cases, a single pruning cut can save a tree from catastrophic failure later in life (Photo 1). How many […]

Use Your Head(ing) Cut to Delay Decay

One of the most common shortcomings of urban tree management worldwide is the failure to remove select branches in a timely manner throughout the lifetime of a tree. This has many important impacts on management and safety, including: • contributing to poor structure (such as codominant stems or multiple attachments (Photo 1); • being a […]

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