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mature oak prune and tree bark id(Illinois)

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  1. William climb safely

    William climb safely ArboristSite Lurker

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    Mature trees in woods.Oak trees with big dead branches.I know you want to stay away from the trunks on mature trees, never flush cut.On the 2 samples how much of a stub to leave?
    The tree bark id, from what Ive found online line it looks like corn flakes kinda so Im guessing Black cherry?
    Thank you for your wisdom and guidance .
     

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    That doesn't look like black cherry
     
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    Sure it does.

    The first two photos he's asking for 'target pruning' advice.

    The second two photos he's asking for tree I.D. based on the bark.

    It is called 'target pruning' for a reason. Tools that cut in a plane can only make an 'approximate' proper cut. The goal is to remove back to the branch bark ridge and leaving the branch collar. It is never a perfect plane so we do the best we can with the tools we use.

    The curved line would be almost impossible to cut but is at the best spot. I can't even draw a curved line, let alone cutting one.

    Target prune 1.jpg

    Maybe some controversy here due to 'lumps' on limb which were once small limbs. I'd make the cut at the line.

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    Possibly. Most around here are darker. The locals call it "black" or "choke" cherry. If I saw that in the woods locally though I wouldn't think cherry.
     
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    No doubt those last 2 photos are Prunus serotina - commonly called black cherry or wild cherry.

    Chokecherry is Prunus virginiana - a much smaller tree.

    I agree with @Del_ about the pruning cut locations...
     
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