Same with regular tree removal, tree trimming requires different techniques for different situations. A standard three-cut technique should be used when dealing with long stems. With this technique, you make the first cut on the stem’s side which is facing away from the branch you want to keep. The second cut occurs slightly above the branch’s ridge on its inner crotch zone. Lastly, the third cut is made by cutting through a stem parallel to the branch’s ridge which completely knocks out the stub. It’s typical to locate the branch collar before doing any cutting to calibrate your position with the branch you want to prune. This branch collar is located on the bottom base and emerges from stem tissue. Once you locate the collar, find the branch ridge. You always want to cut an angle down and away from the stem and external of the branch bark ridge. Leave the process up to us! Call us today for a free quote!