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Information about how to prune trees to develop their strength, beauty, and health.
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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"Proper pruning of landscape trees improves their structural strength, maintains their health, enhances their beauty, and increases their value. Pruning is advisable if:

  • trees have crossing branches, weak branch unions, or other defects
  • branches are dead, dying, decayed, or hazardous
  • lower branches interfere with people or vehicles, or block visibility of signs
  • branches are growing into buildings or utility wires
  • limbs have been broken by storms
  • trees have grown too large and might injure people or damage property

Landscape trees not only make homes and communities more beautiful, but they also improve our environment and can increase the value of a property up to 20 percent. Trees are truly assets that need to be enhanced and protected. Proper pruning is definitely a worthwhile investment!"

-from Pruning Landscape Trees, Penn State Agricultural Extension


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