A Good Time For Trimming In Alabany GA


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A good time for tree trimming in Albany, GA is really any time you want. However, for the sake of knowledge let’s get into the scientific aspects of it. Here we want to bring in an expert on the source. This is a book Titled The Pruning Handbook by Steve Bradley

“which have their buds arranged in pairs. If

the central stem is allowed to fork’ into

two stems, this can lead to the stem split-

ting in later years, resulting in the entire

tree being lost.

The amount of pruning and training

required will depend on the type and shape

of tree and as well as the desired effect. For

some trees, relatively little pruning is

required to produce a well-balanced speci-

men but for others a great deal of care and

attention is required.


Most deciduous trees are pruned when

they are dormant in late autumn or winter

but they can be pruned at other times

depending upon the reasons for pruning.

However, there are exceptions, as some

subjects will ‘bleed’ heavily (exude sap) if

cut in late winter or early spring e.g. Acer

(Maple), Aesculus (Horse chestnut), Betula

(Birch) and juglans (Walnut). These will

all bleed extensively, often from early Feb-

ruary onwards, and for this reason they

are best pruned in the middle of summer

when they are in full leaf. Most evergreen

trees require little or no pruning other

than the removal of any dead, damaged or

diseased branches. This is best done in

late summer.



In order to approach the task in hand com-

petently the first stage of pruning is to

remove any dead, dying, diseased or dam-

aged wood (the four Ds). This allows you to

assess the amount of live, healthy material

available. The second stage is to cut out any

weak or straggly shoots so that you have a

pretty good idea of what is left as a potential

framework to work with.

From this point, you are best able to

decide which branches should be pruned

back or removed to achieve well-balanced

growth. Care must be taken to work with

the habit of the tree rather than adopting a

pruning regime which is constantly fighting

the natural growth pattern of the plant you

are growing.

Remember that hard pruning stimulates

the production of large amounts of strong,

vigorous growth, whereas light pruning will

produce much more even growth of a more

uniform size and vigour. Great care must be

taken to ensure that all pruning cuts are

accurate and precise to reduce the damage

to the tree to an absolute minimum.

When cutting back a stem, always cut

immediately above a healthy bud, or with cer-

tain species e.g. Acer (Maple) and Aesculus

(Horse chestnut), make a straight cut with

sharp secateurs directly above a pair of buds.

With side shoots, cut just above a bud point-

ing in the intended direction of growth. If, for

example, you are thinning out congested

stems, cut back to an outward-facing bud or

shoot, which will prevent the new growth

from rubbing against other stems as it grows

The main categories of tree are deciduous

which shed their leaves in the winter, and

evergreen which retain their leaves in the

winter. “The evergreen group can be divided

into two:

1. Broad-leaved evergreens, e.g. Ilex


2. Conifers, e.g. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

(Lawson’s Cypress)


Deciduous trees come in many shapes and

forms, the most common shapes being the

feathered tree and the standard. The feath-

ered tree has a natural shape with a central

main stem or leader, and branches arranged

from ground level up to the crown.”

This is an excellent part in context about the environmental factors pertaining to when a good time for tree trimming is. Now, tree removal is a different subject but as you can see different trees have different factors. Please call us if you are unsure about your tree. Thank you for visiting Albany Tree Trimming.



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