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Blue Spruce Tree Branches

Pruning a Blue Spruce Tree?This is a page about pruning a blue spruce tree. Keep your blue spruce tree looking beautiful in every season with proper pruning.


Frangipani Tree with pink blossoms.

Pruning a Frangipani Tree?This page is about pruning a frangipani tree. The beautiful frangipani (plumeria) also known as the Lei flower, is native to warm tropical areas of the Pacific, especially Hawaii.


Pear Tree

Pruning a Pear TreeThis is a page about pruning a pear tree. Proper pruning requires a thoughtful approach and the right timing.


Pruning A Tree

Pruning A TreeThis is a page about pruning a tree. Pruning your trees is a recurring garden task; doing it well will maintain the health and beauty of your trees.


Pruning a Crepe Myrtle Tree

Pruning a Crepe Myrtle TreeThis page is about pruning a crepe mrytle tree. Unless damaged by frost, a crepe myrtle generally doesn't require much pruning.


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Pruning a Cherry Tree?I have a cherry tree that is about 16 years old (or older) and has never been trimmed. It is about 2 stories high. The cherries are good, but unreachable. What is the best way to prune and what time of year should it be done?Thank you so much for your time.



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Preventing Pine Sap Leakage After Pruning?Is there something that can be used to put on a pine tree to stop the sap from getting on everything after pruning? It would need to be something that will not stick to everything that touches it?


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Pruning a Plum Tree?I want to prune a Plum tree in winter. How much can I trim without killing it?


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Trimming A Maple Tree?We need to trim a maple tree which is three years old. We want to keep it from getting too tall because of nearby wires. Where can we find instructions? Thank you for your help.


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Pruning a Weeping Cherry Tree?I have a newly planted weeping cherry tree, last year. It is at least 3 years old. This year it has shoots growing on the bottom of the trunk. Do I keep them on it or do I cut them off.


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New Shoots Around the Base of Trees?I've read about new shoots coming up around the base of trees, (i.e. Dogwoods), but, what about the shoots that come up around the base/lower trunk of my Cherry tree and Crepe Myrtles? The bases of these trees are approximately 8-12" in diameter. Do I lope them off? Is it possible to transplant these "sprouts?"


Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - off they go

Easy Tree Limb Clean UpI decided to do a little tree trimming in my yard and once I got finished I had a whole lot of limbs in several areas of my yard. It was going to take several trips to get them all moved to my dump pile. In the past I would have dragged a handful of limbs (all that I could get in one hand) to my dump site.


Pruning Your Evergreens

Pruning Your EvergreensMost evergreens need little or no pruning to grow their best, but occasionally dead or damaged branches need to be removed, growth becomes excessive, or trees grow out of their natural form. In these cases, it pays to know when and how to prune your evergreens.


When Should We Trim Our Japanese Maple?We have a 30 year old beautiful Japanese Red Maple tree in our front yard that is getting way too tall and wide. It is getting near wires and hitting the house. When is the best time to cut it back and give it a good trim and shaping? Thanks.



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Pruning a Crepe Myrtle Tree?I have a crepe myrtle tree that looks like it started growing sideways, is there anyway I can trim or prune it so that it will grow up straight? I live in Zone 7-8 when is the best time for pruning it?


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Pruning a Blue Spruce?I have a tall blue spruce tree, 30+ft tall. I would guess it is 25 years old. The older part or lower half has no inside needles, only on the tips giving it a sparse look. If I prune it would it fill in?


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Pruning a Norfolk Pine?My Norfolk pine is very healthy, getting wide, and has long branches. Is it wise to cut back or prune healthy branches?


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Pruning a Crepe Myrtle?I was told to clip the green berries off to produce more flowers. I thought those were the pods that bloom.


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Pruning Pear Trees?We have moved into a house that has two large pear trees that yield lots of fruit, but have not been pruned in many years. What is the proper way to do this?


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Pruning a Little Gem Magnolia Tree?I have a Little Gem Magnolia that is about 3 years old. It produces flowers on the lower half, but the top half has dead branches. Can I cut the dead back and what is a good time?


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