Talking Trees with Davey Tree

Dormant Pruning - Why Prune Now?

February 03, 2022 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 2 Episode 5
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
Dormant Pruning - Why Prune Now?
Show Notes

Robert Spartz from Davey's Quad Cities office talks about why pruning trees in the dormant season is the best choice, and how to safely prune your own trees.

In this episode we cover:

  • Dormant pruning (0:47)
  • Knowing if you or an expert should prune (3:34)
  • How arborists learn to prune (4:37)
  • Pruning mistakes (6:26) (14:56)
  • Three step method (7:38)
  • Tools for pruning (9:26)
  • Sharpening tools (10:56)
  • Are there trees that don't like dormant pruning? (11:33)
  • How Robert started his job as an arborist (12:54)

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

To learn more about pruning during the dormant season, read our blog, Winter Tree Pruning: Young Trees, Fruit Trees, Spring Flowering Trees.
To learn more about pruning outside of the dormant season, read our blog, Pruning Trees in the Spring: Is it OK to Do? and Can You Prune or Cut Trees Limbs in the Summer?
To learn more about pruning tools, read our blog, 3 Best Tree Trimming Tools to Own.

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