Hey, guys, gals, and non-binary pals!
Um, my name’s Kate and I know I haven’t uploaded anything for a while, but I’m gonna try and
get back on that. Um, just a quick thing, for today’s little
video. This time of year a lot of plants are being…
planted or rather, the seedlings are forming (germinating), rather.
So, when you’re planting, it’s not so much a thing, but there’s a lot of other plants
that need pruning right about now. *helicopter sounds begin*
So, just a bit of housekeeping on that: When you’re pruning, make sure *pauses for helicopter*
Thank you,, Mr. Helicopter. The joys of filming outside.
*pauses* Aaaand… it’s going.
So, when you’re pruning, make sure that it’s at kind of the join of the branch or right
above a bud, otherwise, the branch will rot down to that point. So, just to make sure
that the plant is in better condition and everything, just keep that in mind.
But I’ll show you in a sec. Because my phone can’t just swivel the camera…
Alright, so like if you needed to… there we go!
If you needed to prune this branch, for example, you wouldn’t cut it here. You would need to
cut it down here. So, like they did for this one.
Aaaand the chopper’s swinging back around. Oh well.
Because, if you cut it here… FOCUS!! (dang camera) There we go. *sigh of frustration
at the camera not focusing on the foreground* If you cut it here, then it will rot down
to the next point on the branch, so like say there was a bud here. You could cut it right
above that so the bud has a growing point, or you could cut it at the join of the branches
because there’s naturally more flow to that point so it can seal the… the injury, if
you will, easier. Say you want to… FOCUS! Say you want to
trim up the side branches on this one. You would need to cut it right about here.
Just right on there. Focus!! There, we go. SO, cut it here, along that.
Um. If you need to trim the main branch, then you can do it at the same point, just across.
And, ideally, if you are pruning a branch, it would be at an angle because that lets
rainwater and water while you’re giving the plant water just kind of runoff.
Otherwise, it’s just a flat surface. Kind of think like a roof with snow. If it just
sits there, then it rots. If it’s slanted, then it can kind of runoff and it’s not a
problem. And it just can kind of seal up and… That lets the plant do what it naturally does
to heal itself, with any kind of injury. That’s why if you see a tree that’s freshly pruned,
um, or its been pruned in the last like couple of weeks, there’s usually a sap sort of scar
over the exposed tissue. That’s what it’s doing. It’s basically a scab like you would
have… if you ran into a… sharp object or something.
Tree blood, and all that. Alright, so that’s all for today.
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See ya later. Bye.