Pruning is a way to manage the growth of a plant. By cutting away parts of a tree, you are able to control how large it grows and how it shapes it.
There are several ways to prune trees, and most experts have their own theory on the best way to do it. Some trees require more severe pruning than others, depending on their growth pattern.
When thinking about how to prune a tree, think about its future size and shape goal, and then cut away some of the roots or branches that do not help get it there.
This is an important thing to note: do not prune away parts of a tree that help it grow or maintain its health! Only remove pieces that are not helping the tree be what it wants to be.
There are many reasons people choose to prune trees after the holidays. One reason is because some people like to harvest their own Christmas trees, but then they end up with too many! Pruning some of them back helps keep them at an appropriate size for maintaining in the house.
In many cultures, trees are considered living things with spirits. For this reason, some people believe that trees should only be decorated with natural items, like pine cones, berries, and moss.
Others say that it does not matter what you put on the tree as long as you enjoy it. Some even go so far as to say that artificial trees are okay to put decorations on!
While it is okay to have artificial trees, some say that having a living tree is more meaningful. Having a living tree means you can plant some of its roots after Christmas and it will grow!
Some people do not like the idea of leaving anything on the tree after Christmas due to conservation and sanitation concerns.
Although some trees may look like they have their own personality, they are not human. Trees cannot use your gifts, so do not put anything on the tree.
Instead, place the decorations on a tree that needs some decoration or needs to be planted. By doing this, you are helping the environment by planting trees that need care.
If you have leftover decorations after Christmas, consider donating them to a local tree farm. They will be grateful for the free decorations and will use them to decorate their trees for the season.
There is no rule against putting anything on a tree, so do it if you want! If you do choose to place something on the tree, make sure it is light enough so as not to weigh down the branches.
Some tree trimmers say you should close the tree up after you’ve pruned it. They say that you should pin the remaining branches together with pins or wire, to keep it stable.
However, we don’t think this is necessary. If the tree has been pruned properly, the remaining branches will be strong enough to stand on their own.
In most cases, trees grow new buds at the base of the old ones. These buds are already prepared to sprout new branches when they’re needed. Closing the tree up would only prevent these new buds from growing.
If there are some very thin branches that have been removed, you can pin or wire them to help them stay upright, but that’s about it.
Tinsel is a fun way to add some Christmas flair to your tree. After you have pruned your tree, you can go ahead and put tinsel on it.
Traditionally, tinsel is hung on trees after they are pruned due to the fact that you have exposed the beauty inside- the branches!
You can also put ornaments on your pruned tree as well. This is a great way to showcase your beautiful, new tree.
Some trees may be very dense and require some extra space. In this case, hanging some snowflakes or star ornaments might be the right thing to do!
Either way, having your trees decorated with or without the decorations already on the tree is a good way to show off your beautiful work.
After you have finished pruning your tree, it is time to put some decorations on it. You can put either just the basic silver or gold balls, or you can put some ornamental decorations on it as well.
Some popular ornamental decorations are little birds, trees, snowmen, or even a few star decorations if it is close to the holidays. The sky is the limit!
Once the tree is decorated, leave it alone to dry. Do not over-water the tree, as this can cause root rot. Make sure there is adequate ventilation in the area where it is placed to dry properly as well.
After a few days, check to see if it is dried out enough and if not, give it some more time before decorating it further.
A beautifully shaped tree is a good reminder of how trees look gorgeous without ornaments and with simple ornaments. A tree looks beautiful with just its shape and texture.
You can also put some decorations on the tree before you prune it. This way, you will have some space to add decorations after the pruning.
The best time to prune a tree is in late winter or early spring, just before new growth begins. When you prune a tree, you are taking off branches that are dead or diseased, or thinning it out to promote new growth and vitality.
A popular tradition is to put anything from candy canes to pine cones on the tree after pruning. This is a fun way to show off your beautiful, lite tree!
Some say that you should not put anything on the tree until it is fully decorated. This way, you do not have to worry about covering or hiding what is underneath the decorations.
However, we recommend putting the ashes of loved ones on the tree before decorating it. This way, when you put down decorations, you will still see and feel their presence. It is a beautiful reminder of them!
Either way, having some sort of decoration on your Christmas tree is a must! They look lovely and bring festive moods.
A lot of people do not give trees much thought after they have been pruned. Most people just throw the branches away or put them in the compost.
This is a big mistake!
Wood animals love to play with branches and trees, so if you have any extra ones, go ahead and put them in a location where animals play, such as in a forest or at a park.
In many parks, they have special places where they plant trees but also where they put down ground cover made of tree branches. This helps promote growth and biodiversity as various plants grow up through them.
You can also compost old tree branches if you have already planted new trees at your home or work site. Doing this helps improve the soil quality for the new plants by adding some nutrients.