Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants
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Pruning is one of the most important cultural practices for maintaining woody plants, including ornamental trees and shrubs, fruits and nuts. It involves both art and science; art in making the pruning cuts properly, and science in knowing how and when to prune for maximum benefits. Proper pruning requires a basic understanding of how plants respond to various pruning cuts. The principles and guidelines in this publication will help you master common pruning techniques.