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Technical advice for your trees and shrubs

Updated: Jan 10

Conseils techniques pour vos arbres

Tree maintenance and trimming requires some planning and technical knowledge to preserve the integrity of the tree.

One of the first rules in this kind of work is to always make sure you have a good reason to proceed with a cut and also to have an idea of what the final result will be. Do not forget the fertilization during the growth and during its longevity. Also, the condition of the tools used is important because proper, clean and sharp tools produce clean cuts that heal faster. With this in mind, it is not advisable to use hedge clippers or bent tools to perform pruning work.

In order to make a neat cut, you must first hold the branch below the area to be cut and then cut at an angle in the direction you want the new branch to grow. If you want to make a cut near the base, it is essential to cut the targeted branches so as to keep the stump as short as possible. It is also important to ensure that the cuts made or the stumps are not rough.

Also, it is advisable to prune at the base of a main branch or trunk and to target weaker plants rather than vigorous ones.

When pruning deciduous shrubs, it is important to cut off about a third of the oldest branches at ground level, especially the branch tips that may deform the shrub over time. For young trees in formation, it is advisable to frequently pinch the young shoots with the thumb and forefinger in order to direct the growth of the plant and increase its density. This practice prevents the need for pruning in the future.

Are you concerned about the health of your trees and want to care for them or cut back branches? Regardless of the height and structure of your trees, it is strongly discouraged to climb them! Avoid putting yourself in dangerous situations, call on professionals. Our tree service, we will put our expertise and our specialized equipment at your disposal according to your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free estimate.

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