Pruning Ornamental Plants

Proper ornamental plant care begins with selecting the right plant for the right place, exercising proper care in site preparation and planting, and establishing timely and appropriate maintenance. Pruning is necessary to maintain a healthy and vigorous tree or shrub, but it is not a way to fix poor planning and placement of a tree or shrub. This guide explains pruning myths, the impact of pruning, and reasons to prune. It also describes pruning tools, pruning techniques, and how to properly prune deciduous shrubs and trees, evergreen shrubs and trees, vines, ground covers, hedges, espalier, topiary, and roses. A glossary and illustrations are also provided.

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