Effective pruning is based on knowledge of a plant's natural growth habit and how the plant will respond to removal of its various parts (branches, buds, fruits, etc.). This bulletin explains principles of and reasons for pruning, identifies tools, and describes techniques for deciduous trees and shrubs, evergreen trees and shrubs, and hedges. Includes drawings and pruning calendar. 6 pages. © 1998 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
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