Tag: pruning

Spring Pruning Of Flowering Trees

UNITED STATES—Most major pruning happens while the plants that need it are dormant through winter. That is why it is known as 'dormant pruning.'...

Coppicing And Pollarding Annoy Arborists

UNITED STATES—Coppicing and pollarding are the most extreme of pruning techniques. They may also be among the oldest in some cultures. Yet, arborists are...

Pruning Roses During Winter Dormancy

UNITED STATES—Contrary to what the pleasant weather suggests, it is still winter. Most plants are resisting the temptation to break dormancy prematurely. They must...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

UNITED STATES—Many plants should get most of the pruning they need while they are dormant in winter. Such pruning is less stressful because it...

Winter Is The Main Season For Pruning

UNITED STATES—Plants are unable to migrate to warmer climates for winter like so many migratory birds do. They are immobile for their entire lives....

Multi Trunk Trees Seem Natural

UNITED STATES—For several years in the late 1960 and early 1970s, European white birch were trendy. Most lived in ubiquitous groups of three. Where...

Frost Is Now Old Wintry News

UNITED STATES—Frost was something of a non-issue for some of us this winter. For those of us in milder climates, it rarely is. Those...

Seasonal Pruning Is Precisely That

UNITED STATES—Seasonal pruning is just as the terminology implies, seasonal. It might seem as if it all happens in winter. Most of it begins...

Pollarding And Coppicing Appall Arborists

UNITED STATES—Very few arborists in America condone the extreme pruning techniques known as pollarding and coppicing. Both techniques essentially ruin trees, and deprive them...

Fruit Trees Need Specialized Pruning

UNITED STATES—For centuries, fruit trees have been bred to produce unnaturally abundant and unnaturally big fruit. That has worked out well for those who...
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