Talking Trees with Davey Tree

Spring Pruning 101!

March 23, 2023 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 3 Episode 12
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
Spring Pruning 101!
Show Notes

David Horvath from Davey’s Lake Bluff, IL, office talks about spring pruning, the importance of a certified arborist and how he got started with Davey.  

In this episode we cover:  

  • How being on the lake influences David’s work (1:27) 
  • What is being pruned now and why (2:28) 
  • Patterns and differences in pruning different trees (3:05) 
  • The technical aspects of pruning (3:40) 
  • When you can prune it yourself and when to call an expert (7:10) 
  • The art and science of pruning (8:08) 
  • Pruning small trees (8:40) 
  • The horror of topping trees (9:56) 
  • Can an arborist save an improperly pruned tree? And the importance of hiring a certified arborist (11:20) 
  • What shouldn’t be pruned in the spring (14:08) 
  • How does topiary fit in? (16:12) 
  • The importance of safety and having the right tools (17:54) 
  • Cleaning tools to stop the spread of disease (19:43) 
  • How David got started in the industry and with Davey (20:46) 

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.  

To learn more about taking care of your trees in the spring, read our blog, Tree Care Checklist: How to Keep Trees Healthy This Spring

To learn more about the importance of hiring an expert, read our blog, Benefits of Hiring A Professional Certified Arborist

To learn more about the best times to prune, read our blog, When is the Best Time to Prune Trees?  

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