3 Techniques for Pruning Tall Branches

3 Techniques for Pruning Tall Branches

Cutting tall branches can be challenging for many people. But with the help of a chain saw, it’s easy, rain or shine. The extension rod facilitates the reach and gives more mobility to the operator, while the dorsal support (accessory sold separately) fixes the tool and distributes its weight evenly, allowing a more comfortable operation. Do you want to prune tall branches with a motor saw? So we have three techniques that will help you when it comes to getting the Clarkston tree services done. 

3 Techniques for Pruning Tall Branches

Technique 1: Rupture cut

The first technique is to make the rupture cut. To do this, make the cut with a movement from top to bottom, accelerating the motor saw well before introducing the saber into the branch, to prevent the chain from getting stuck.

For greater accuracy, support the bottom of the hook on the branch. In this way, the motor saw stays firm and you prevent it from moving when starting the cut.

Technique 2: Cutting tensioned branches

If the branch is under tension at the top, that is, tilted downwards, the rupture cut can cause it to pull off the bark and cause damage to the tree. To avoid this, make a compensation cut at the bottom of the branch, which is under pressure. Then, make the break cut on the side that is tensioned, supporting the saber on the branch with the hook and finishing the cut.

Technique 3: Cutting thick branches

For thicker branches, with a diameter of more than 10 centimeters, the ideal is to make the pre-cut to shorten the branch to a distance of approximately 20 centimeters before the final cut site. To do this, first make a compensating cut and then a rupture cut. Then, you can make the final cut, starting also with compensation cut.