Four top tips for summer tree care: Part 4

The last tip in our series is all about pruning your trees correctly to avoid future issues and to shape their growth.

 

  1. Prepare for pruning

 

Summer storms can be severe and weak limbs could become a problem. Before the thundershower season starts, examine each tree for potential problems. You may need cable, brace or remove them as part of your tree care routine.

 

Towards the end of summer, when the growing season has finished, re-examine your trees. This is the ideal time to direct or slow down the growth of branches. By reducing the total leaf surface, you limited the amount of food the tree is able to manufacture for itself.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to care for your trees in summer. Check back next week for more practical tree care tips.