Contact Darren Palmer
Phone: (509) 939-0460
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Serving Northeastern Washington
From Spokane to Colville

Six Tree Pruning Methods

Certified arborists, such as yours truly, use several different techniques of tree pruning, depending on the objectives. The most common include: Crown Cleaning Thinning Reduction Restoration Raising Utility Pruning Crown Cleaning Crown cleaning is the selective removal of dead, diseased, broken, or weakly-attached branches from a tree crown. This is the most common pruning technique for...
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Tree Pruning Guidelines for Mature Trees

A number of factors must be considered when pruning mature trees. These include: site, time of year, species, size, growth habit, vitality and maturity. The amount of live tissues that should be removed depends on the tree size, species, and age, as well as the tree pruning objectives. Younger trees tolerate the removal of a higher percentage of living tissue more than mature trees. As a general...
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The Five Steps of Structural Tree Pruning

I don’t mean to be a snob. But I care about trees to much not to say it: If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t just start hacking at them. Not only will they look bad, but you’ll undoubtedly damage them as well. Use a certified arborist for tree pruning, using the following five steps: Step 1: Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches. Self-explanatory,...
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