Pruning Pear Trees
Tips On Pruning Pear Trees
Pruning pear trees is something that will not take a lot of effort as long as you are keeping up with it and doing it consistently. The pear tree has a nice shape of its own so as long as you are keeping an eye on it and catching some of the branches that are out of place as soon as they begin going haywire, you will be in good shape. This article is going to explore some of the tricks that can help you keep your pear tree nice and beautiful year round.
You will want to start pruning pear trees as soon as you notice any out of place branches or any branches that appear to be sick and ill. You will want to get that out of the tree as soon as you can so that they will not make the rest of your tree sick. You do not want any of the sick branches taking good sap away from the branches that are healthy so be on the look out for diseased branches and get rid of them.
You will want to wait until it is spring time before you start doing any real major trimming to your tree. You do not want to cut the branches really close to the trunk of the tree and you are not going to want to gouge it while you are trying to cut the branches. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have the correct type of sheers for your pruning needs and you also need to make sure that they are very sharp.
Take a few moments to step back and look at your tree. Pruning pear trees should not be something that you rush through. You want to take your time and look for any branches that are actually rubbing against each other. You want your branches to remain healthy and the best way to do that is by helping ensure that each branch has plenty of room to move around and breath. Take the time to cut away any smaller branches that seem to be harming the larger, healthier branches.
One of the main reasons to prune your pear trees is to help ensure that your tree is getting enough sun in order to produce healthy and sweet fruit. You are going to want to get rid of the branches that are interfering with the main branches of the tree because you do not want them to hide the larger branches from the sun. You need to look at the main branches of your tree and decide which ones do not fit in with them. Smaller branches can be removed without any real concern for harming the main tree as long as you are not cutting them to close to the branches and you are not gouging the tree (as previously mentioned).
Pruning pear trees, or any tress for that matter, can be very time consuming and stressful. This is especially true if you have never had to prune a tree before. The important thing that you need to remember is that you do not want to damage the tree so be sure that you have the right equipment for the job. There are a lot of resources available that will help complete this task appropriately so that you are not harming your tree while you are working on pruning it. Take the time to read up on pruning or watch a video on the computer that is going to show you what you are looking for and how to cut the branches the correct way.