Gallery : Ring of Callus

The two preceding photos are examples of large limbs that were removed using proper pruning cuts. Both of the limbs are forming a ring of callus which will eventually surround the area of the pruned off limbs and encapsulate them completely. This is an example on a large scale of what happens with every limb, no matter how small, that is removed from a tree. Improper cuts will take much longer to cover over if they ever do.