The vinedresser is never nearer the branches then when he is pruning them. — David Jeremiah
Pollarding is the most advanced pruning technique in which all primary branches are removed. Only the secondary branches remain on the tree trunk. Arborists recommend that pollarding should be performed periodically during the entire lifespan of the tree. Pollarding gives the best results when performed on young trees.
What Is The Difference Between Pruning And Pollarding? Pruning is the general term for cutting tree limbs in order to control growth. Pollarding is a specific form of pruning which involves cutting branches back, almost to the trunk in order to produce a dense, ball-shaped canopy. It is most often used when there is limited space for a mature tree. Source: https://www.pruningcuts.com/whats-the-difference-between-pruning-and-pollarding/
In like manner on our walk with the Lord in order to control our mind for knowledge in the Word, we must cut back on partaking in sin to experience growth. There should never be limited time and for us to spend time with young and mature Christians to help each other on our journey; granted if they are willing to accept help; otherwise, pray for them.
Romans 14:7-13 “‘For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves along. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.’
‘For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will acknowledge God. So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.’
‘Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.'” Arborists recommend that pollarding should be performed periodically during the entire lifespan of the tree. On our journey we should not only serve the Lord periodically, but at all times during our earthly lifespan.