Trimming for tree health
Last updated 4/26/2016 at 7:41pm
In a tree pruning workshop at Montana State University's Northern Agricultural Research Center March 19, Research Associate Roger Hybner offered tips on pruning practices for healthy trees.
Trees and shrubs are pruned for safety, plant health and aesthetic reasons, Hybner said.
In other words, sometimes branches are trimmed to keep them from damaging property or people, or blocking a path or view. Sometimes the plant itself needs the help because a branch is growing in a direction that will end up weakening the structure or because a part of the plant is diseased or dead. Other times, a tr...