Where is the best place to make the cut… Look for a ridge or swollen area at the base of the branch, this is called the branch bark ridge and branch collar. Cuts should be made just outside of the branch collar and branch bark ridge, leaving the collar and ridge in place on the trunk as shown in the diagram. The swollen area of the branch collar is actually trunk tissue, avoid damaging it.
Keep pruning tools sharp and clean. It is not normally necessary to cover the pruning cut with anything, let it air dry. Wound dressings seal in moisture and can increase decay.
At this time, we do not offer full pruning and tree removal services, however, if you are in need of pruning or tree removal, we recommend Isaac at Canfield Climbing Clippers.