When trimming the trees in your yard, use pruning shears to remove smaller branches, and a pruning saw or chain saw for large limbs. Start by taking off the bulk of the weight near the end of the branch in three-foot sections, so your last cut near the truck will not split and damage the trunk of the tree.
Watch this video to find out more.
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