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Pruning Tree: Oaks Term:  Pruning
Landscape Oak Trees Wider than tall Grows fast 40 – 50’ 5 - 9 Sawtooth Oak Faster growing Good fall color 75’ 4 - 8 Northe...
Oak Trees <ul><li>Genus: Quercus </li></ul><ul><li>Do not grow as large in landscapes as in forests </li></ul><ul><li>Very...
Pruning <ul><li>The removal of living plant tissue to stimulate growth, remove dead tissue, or reshape a shrub or tree. </...
Tutorial <ul><li>Go to this  website </li></ul><ul><li>Go thru the tutorial </li></ul>
5 Harmful Cuts <ul><li>Topping </li></ul><ul><li>Tipping </li></ul><ul><li>Bark ripping </li></ul><ul><li>Flesh Cutting </...
Pruning <ul><li>Removes Apical Dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Makes plants bushier </li></ul>
Types of pruning cuts <ul><li>Heading: </li></ul><ul><li>Cut end of stem off </li></ul><ul><li>Thinning: </li></ul><ul><li...
Heading cuts <ul><li>Cut just above a bud </li></ul><ul><li>Get new growth at the tips </li></ul>
Thinning cuts <ul><li>Cut whole branches to the stem or trunk </li></ul><ul><li>Get more vigorous growth on the remaining ...
Spacing
What to remove?
Heading Cut: Where to cut
Thinning Cut: Where to cut?
How to cut large branches
Tools <ul><li>A good pair of  pruning shears  is probably one of the most important tools. Cuts up to 3/4 inches in diamet...
Tools <ul><li>Lopping shears  are similar to pruning shears, but their long handles provide greater leverage needed to cut...
Hedge Shears <ul><li>Hedge shears  are meant only for pruning hedges, nothing else. They usually cut succulent or small st...
Hand Saws <ul><li>Hand saws  are very important for cutting branches over 1 inch in diameter. Many types of hand saws are ...
Pole Saws <ul><li>Pole saws  allow for extended reach with a long handle, but they must be used carefully as it’s difficul...
Draw where to prune Put in your notebook
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10 20 Pruning

  1. 1. Pruning Tree: Oaks Term: Pruning
  2. 2. Landscape Oak Trees Wider than tall Grows fast 40 – 50’ 5 - 9 Sawtooth Oak Faster growing Good fall color 75’ 4 - 8 Northern Red Oak Largest oak – need drier location 80’+ 3 - 9 White Oak Pyramid shape Good fall color 70’ 4 – 8 Pin Oak Features Height Zone
  3. 3. Oak Trees <ul><li>Genus: Quercus </li></ul><ul><li>Do not grow as large in landscapes as in forests </li></ul><ul><li>Very messy – problem growing over decks & patios </li></ul><ul><li>Acorns attract wildlife </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pruning <ul><li>The removal of living plant tissue to stimulate growth, remove dead tissue, or reshape a shrub or tree. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tutorial <ul><li>Go to this website </li></ul><ul><li>Go thru the tutorial </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5 Harmful Cuts <ul><li>Topping </li></ul><ul><li>Tipping </li></ul><ul><li>Bark ripping </li></ul><ul><li>Flesh Cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Stub setting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pruning <ul><li>Removes Apical Dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Makes plants bushier </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of pruning cuts <ul><li>Heading: </li></ul><ul><li>Cut end of stem off </li></ul><ul><li>Thinning: </li></ul><ul><li>Remove back to trunk or large stem </li></ul>
  9. 9. Heading cuts <ul><li>Cut just above a bud </li></ul><ul><li>Get new growth at the tips </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thinning cuts <ul><li>Cut whole branches to the stem or trunk </li></ul><ul><li>Get more vigorous growth on the remaining branches </li></ul>
  11. 11. Spacing
  12. 12. What to remove?
  13. 13. Heading Cut: Where to cut
  14. 14. Thinning Cut: Where to cut?
  15. 15. How to cut large branches
  16. 16. Tools <ul><li>A good pair of pruning shears is probably one of the most important tools. Cuts up to 3/4 inches in diameter may be made with them </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tools <ul><li>Lopping shears are similar to pruning shears, but their long handles provide greater leverage needed to cut branches up to 11/2 inches in diameter </li></ul>
  18. 18. Hedge Shears <ul><li>Hedge shears are meant only for pruning hedges, nothing else. They usually cut succulent or small stems best. Cut multiple small stems with each stroke. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Hand Saws <ul><li>Hand saws are very important for cutting branches over 1 inch in diameter. Many types of hand saws are available. Special tri-cut or razor tooth pruning saws cut through larger branches — up to 4 inches in diameter — with ease </li></ul>
  20. 20. Pole Saws <ul><li>Pole saws allow for extended reach with a long handle, but they must be used carefully as it’s difficult to achieve clean cuts with them </li></ul>
  21. 21. Draw where to prune Put in your notebook

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