How to Hand-Prune Trees | This Old House

THIS OLD HOUSE | on Tue, Jul 19, 4:00 AM

In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows the proper way to prune a branch without damaging the tree. Steps:1. Trim tree branches with a sharp pruning saw using the three-cut method.2. First, make an undercut into the bottom of the branch. Start cutting about 12 inches away from the tree trunk, and saw one-third of the way into the branch.3. Then saw into the top of the branch about 2 inches farther out and beyond the undercut.4. Continue cutting until the branch...

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