Science-based Pruning Methods
Science-based pruning means pruning with both knowledge and an objective. Plant physiology, species, nutrient uptake, available water, time of year, and many other environmental factors play into tree pruning. By understanding some of these factors, Arborists make decisions on the timing, the methods and the amount of foliage and wood to remove from trees. Unlike mammals, trees don’t health, rather they compartmentalize or grow over wounds. This compartmentalization is an essential function for the tree to remain healthy after pruning. Using arborist technique, we prune to encourage compartmentalization of tree wounds.