The proper way to trim large tree branches is to make three cuts. You will want to make the first two cuts on a diagonal and the third cut going across the center line of the trunk. This will allow the trunk to open out and allow for maximum air circulation. The three cuts are also important to help the tree grow taller.
When you make the first cut, it should be in the middle of the specific branch that you want to trim. It is helpful to have an extra hand to make sure that you get the branch that you want trimmed properly. If the trunk is a good length away from the cutting, you want to make a second cut.
A second cut is made about one inch from the right angle of the first cut. Make the next cut about three inches above the second cut. And the last cut is made about four inches down from the second cut.
Proper pruning of large tree limbs will help the tree to stay upright. And the right procedure will also make the tree seem taller.
Although it is necessary to cut the tree into shorter pieces the correct procedure should always begin with short trees. The first cut will enable the trunk to open up and allow for proper air circulation. Also make sure that when you are doing the first two cuts you are not over cutting the tree.
The method to trim large tree branches is different for different kinds of trees. Some are easier to handle than others. For example, oak trees need to be broken down by hand, since they have hard wood that tends to scratch. Also, if the bark is not long enough then you can use a piece of wood as a saw to trim the bark.
When you have started to cut the bark make sure that you use a circular motion instead of a curved cut. It is easier to create circular motions if you are holding the limb in your hands. And when you make the first cut of the bark to make sure that you get the bark split.
When the first two cuts have been made and you are ready to make the third cut use a power saw. It is best to have a friend help you because it is much easier to cut when you have someone else working with you. The last cut will enable the trunk to open up and allow for the proper air circulation.