How To Hand Prune Trees

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In forestry, the term widowmakerdescribes a detached or broken limb that is at risk of falling, being responsible for causing fatalities to forest workers. The same can be true for the trees around your home. Ice and snow add a lot of weight to branches and can cause them to break. As Winter approaches, now is a good time to go out and check the trees in your yard. Look for anything that looks broken or dead as well as anything that over hangs the house or wires. Here are some tips on how to cut branches properly so that they remain strong and healthy. Grab your saws and lets get to it.