Cut the jaw

Cut the jaw

Different types of pruning

Trimming a jaw may be necessary for several reasons:

  • to stunt growth
  • if the jaw is infected
  • to create or maintain a bonsai shape

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Inhibit growth

In the wild, pines reach heights of over 50 meters. While the growth per year increases relatively slowly at the beginning, the conifer grows faster and faster with increasing age. If it comes too close to buildings, it is important to shorten its branches. In addition, the pruning serves to prevent property damage or even personal injury caused by falling branches during storms. To do this, thin out the crown by removing unwanted branches. The pruning can be done radically. However, you should be aware that cutting back will change the habit. The jaw becomes more bulbous and round. Once you have made such a pruning, you have to continue it every year.

Cut back in the event of illness

Is your jaw suddenly getting brown needles? A yeast infection could be to blame. Two types of such a pest are common in Europe:

  • the pine chute
  • and the death of drives

In both cases, it is necessary to protect the jaw from dying off completely by completely cutting back the affected branches.

Cut the pine for the bonsai

Perhaps instead of a garden you only have a balcony. Even so, you don't have to go without holding a jaw. In bonsai shape, the conifer hardly takes up any space, even in the smallest of areas. Regular cutting then promotes branching and maintains the small growth habit.

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Point of time

It is best to cut your jaw in winter. This prevents too much juice from leaking out of the interfaces. The jaw can then recover better from the radical cut.

The tool

With the right equipment, cutting a jaw is much easier. For an old pine you need a high, stable ladder to reach the branches in the crown because of the enormous height. You should definitely use sharp scissors. With blunt models, there is a risk that you will not cut the branches cleanly, but rather squeeze them. This leads to more serious injuries from which the jaw struggles to recover.