In principle, you should cut trees as little as possible. If it has to be every now and then, then there are a few things to consider.
- Should be cut, if at all, in summer. At this point the tree is so strong that it can close the wound itself.
- Cuts should always be straight and clean. That means the interface should not fray. The simple reason is that it is not as easy for germs to enter a smooth interface as if they were uneven.
- Should one be tempted to do so tree in spring too to cut, then you will not be able to avoid wound treatment. The wound edges are coated with a special wound closure agent, which is available from specialist retailers. The wood core remains free, because the wound can dry faster and the tree can breathe further.
- The wound should be checked again and again. After a few weeks, a wound tissue must have formed that closes the wound. If this is not the case, the treatment must be repeated.