Tag: pruning

Winter Pruning Of Fruit Trees

UNITED STATES—The vast orchards of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys might make the impression that production of fruit is easy. The trees naturally...

Prune Now For Roses Later

UNITED STATES—The main problems with roses locally are not related to climate, soil, insects or disease. Warm and semi-arid climates of California happen to...

Overgrown Shrubbery Becomes Small Trees

UNITED STATES—Those of us with 'maintenance gardeners' are likely aware of how rare it is to find someone who knows how to maintain hedges...

Frost Is History For Now

UNITED STATES—There is no doubt that frost will return next autumn. It does that every year. Right now, we are more concerned that is...

Exceptions To The Pruning Rules

UNITED STATES—Winter is the best time for major pruning of most plants. They do not mind it so much while they are dormant. However,...

Pollarding And Coppicing Pruning Techniques

UNITED STATES—Just about any other arborist will say that pollarding and coppicing are wrong. These techniques ruin trees so that they can never develop...

Winter Is The Season For Pruning

UNITED STATES—Now that winter is only two weeks away, and many deciduous plants are defoliating and dormant, it may seem as if there will...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

UNITED STATES—Most of us Californians are probably wondering what that means. Sugaring season is more familiar to horticultural enthusiasts in New England, Canada, and...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

UNITED STATES—Most of us Californians are probably wondering what that means. Sugaring season is more familiar to horticultural enthusiasts in New England, Canada, and...

Timing Is Everything For Pruning

UNITED STATES—There are certain disadvantages to gardening in such a perfect climate. We can not grow things that require significant chilling in winter. Nor...
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