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IntroductionThe BasicsPruning TermsHow to CutPractical Pruning TipsSpecial Care for Different PlantsPruning Time TableCondensed Pruning Guide
Excerpt from page 1Do you have an old grapevine that needs training? A forsythia that has become too leggy? Have you just purchased a new home and felt mystified by the pruning chores ahead?The subject of pruning can fill a whole book and sometimes even the experts disagree over the best practices. But the principles of pruning are simple. This bulletin tells you how to keep your trees shrubs and vines attractive and healthy through careful pruning.What is pruning? It is cutting away unwanted parts of a plant for better shape or more fruitful growth.What is involved in pruning? To do the job well you need to know when (in what season) to prune what to cut away and how to do the cutting. For most jobs all you will nee