Great thread for the newbies. Chock full of knowledge.
Yes and you start somewhere. Add woody bio to the thread then, that's the point afterallPersonally, I have a problem with teaching basic pruning. Removals are just mechanics, so basics stack well as you advance. Pruning, on the other hand, is dealing with mechanical and biological consequences. So teaching just the pruning basics is akin to showing a surgeon how to remove an organ without giving them the understanding of all the ramifications of doing so.
I understand the desire to give simple answers to complex questions but it is not always a good idea. Life is complicated and those choosing to make a living that alters that force should take the time to learn it all and understand why they are doing what they do.
I don't get the point of rolling pruning and removal together. Like surgery and undertaking; not a logical mix.Yes and you start somewhere. Add woody bio to the thread then, that's the point afterall
Some of their work was some help. This one established that reduction was more stabilising than thinning, which can be applied to older trees as well.Gilman doesn't help much either with mature dicots