This is not a pretty picture but it’s what a lot of the pruning I’ve seen done after the ice storms looks like. Not pruning properly can cause a lot of long term problems for your trees making them more susceptible to insects and disease. This series of photographs I am posting will walk you through the proper way to prune. Click on the photograph at the top of this post and it will take you directly to the slideshow and explantations. Good luck and if you have any further questions you can always send me an email and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.