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How to Trim and Prune Trees in Your Yard

By: Tricia Craven Worley
Using a pruning saw to remove a limb from a tree.

Using a pruning saw to remove a limb from a tree.

When trimming the trees in your yard, use pruning shears to remove smaller branches, and a pruning saw or chain saw for large limbs. Start by taking off the bulk of the weight near the end of the branch in three-foot sections, so your last cut near the truck will not split and damage the trunk of the tree.

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  • Chris Francis Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Just remember your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)- Safety glasses (always) and others depending on what equipment you are using. If you are using a chainsaw, you will need the following:
    – Safety Glasses
    – Hearing Protection
    – Chaps (Chainsaw protection)
    – Hard Hat
    – Boots (preferably steel toe)
    – and proper training and experience

    Chainsaws can be very dangerous, and kickback occurs at lightning speed. Be careful. Don’t be too proud to take a safety course and wear all the proper PPE.



  • Pat Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    We really enjoy watching your show and reviewing your web site. You provide detailed, necessary information for home owners. Thank you


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