Learn ideal pruning techniques for yard trees with Marcus Ferreira, co-chair of the PHS Tree Tenders Steering Committee. “Trimming dying and diseased limbs is crucial to maintain the health of trees while allowing an extra touch of sunshine into your yard,” says Ferreira.
In the video below, Marcus demonstrates a 3-point cut, where a combination of an undercut and overcut meet to safely remove a dead limb. Be sure to take proper precautions! Wear protective gear including gloves, goggles, and a helmet. Also, be sure to observe your surroundings first for power lines or other potential interferences.
You can show your enthusiasm for trees by becoming a PHS Tree Tender, a community of volunteers who collectively plant over 1,300 trees in the region each year. Arbor Day, Friday, April 24, is the perfect time to get involved!