Correct pruning is an essential maintenance practice for
trees and shrubs in the home landscape. However, most
homeowners regard pruning with considerable, though
unnecessary, apprehension. Pruning is not difficult if you
understand the basics, learn why, when, and how to
Reasons to Prune
Myths About Pruning
Times to Prune for Specific Purposes
Tools for Pruning
Procedures for Pruning Specific Trees and Shrubs
Review of General Pruning Procedures
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Published by: Purdue University Cooperative Extension
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