Edward Gilman, Ph.D.
Advanced Pruning Techniques for New England Trees
Professor University of Florida Gainesville, FL
In New England, pruning plays a major role in a tree's longevity. Pruning the correct live branches can have a dramatic impact on how trees respond to gravity, wind, and storms. Structural pruning, designed to reduce growth rate and weight on co-dominant limbs, is the most effective method of minimizing damage from increasingly harsh weather conditions.
• Contrast structural pruning with other ANSI pruning methods on mature trees
• Learn to combine different pruning methods to better meet customer expectations
• Understand the science behind pruning and its impact on tree survivability