The best way to Prune a Tipu Tree

The best way to Prune a Tipu Tree

The tipu tree (Tipuana tipu), also also referred to as Brazilian rosewood, is an evergreen shade tree indigenous to Bolivia that yields little, apricot-yellow blossoms. It grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant-hardiness zones 9 through 11, even though it may freeze in the coldest winters of zone 9. The tree develops to 50-feet tall, creating a a spreading canopy and has tough bark. Prune the branches that are lower at the top of the trunk to shape the canopy to the type of umbrella shape or an vase. Prune the tipu in late-winter when it’s dormant and loses some or almost all of its own leaves.

Pruning Drooping Branches.

Determine whether you want a branch to develop up, sideways or down.

Trace the suggestion of the branch to the idea where it intersects using branch or a side shoot that grows in the course you want.

Prune the branch near the shoot or branch which you want to carry on developing. Use a pruning saw or chainsaw on bigger branches as well as a pruning lopper on tiny branches.

Pruning Big Branches

Cut the bottom of a big branch which is more than 1 1/2 inch in diameter about 6 to 12″ from the trunk and around one third of the way through

Before the branch drops cut the very top of the branch 3″ farther in the bottom cut.

Cut the stub again to the collar of the branch, which is the area where it grows in the trunk. Leave a region that is distended flush to the trunk. It could rot to the trunk of the tree in the event that you abandon a stub.

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