Webinar: Pruning Young Trees for Strength, Structure and Form (Free)

12:00 1:00pm ET

This is an online event

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Presenter: Vincent Cotrone, Urban Forester, Natural Resources Educator, Penn State Extension

Many structural defects that cause branch breakage and storm damage later in a tree’s life can be minimized by pruning trees when they are young. Learn how to evaluate a young tree’s form and begin selecting branches to prune to improve form. Discussion will include how to reduce codominant stems through subordination and the importance of maintaining a central leader with well-spaced small branches. Pruning young trees, especially street trees, can be one of the best investments of time and funding.