Pruning is a horticultural practice that alters the structure and growth of a plant. Pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years for a tree or shrub.

Pruning is beneficial for several reasons such as:

  • Removes dead or dying branches injured by disease, severe insect infestation, animals, storms, or other adverse mechanical damage.
  • Removes branches and branch stubs that rub together.
  • Encourages flower and fruit development.
  • Helps maintain a dense hedges.
  • Helps maintain a desired tree form or special garden forms.
  • Controls plant size.
  • Keeps evergreens well-proportioned.‚Äč
  • Removes unwanted branches, waterspouts, suckers, and undesirable fruiting structures that detract from plant appearance.

Pruning is really the best preventive maintenance a young plant can receive. It is critical for young trees to be trained to encourage them to develop a strong structure.

Shrub and Tree Pruning

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