Pruning Trees and Shrubs

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Maintaining and training your landscape and fruiting trees and shrubs through proper pruning is essential for a beautiful garden and productive plants.

The NC State University Pruning Trees and Shrubs series offers excellent advice on all aspects of pruning your woody plants. Topics include:

Before the Cut, offers a general overview of pruning

Tools to Make the Cut, gives guidance on using the correct tool for the job

General Pruning Techniques, details timing, methods, and maintenance

How to Prune Specific Plants, provides timing and methods for the most common wood plants in our landscapes.