The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Pruning is essential to keeping trees, shrubs, and other plants healthy and beautiful. Not only does pruning keep plants from getting unwieldy and large, it also allows light and air to reach more branches, encourages fruit and blossom growth, removes diseased branches, and adds structural strength to plants. But many homeowners and gardeners feel overwhelmed by pruning. When is the right time to prune? How much should be removed? What's the difference between pinching and heading back? What tools should be used?...

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The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Overview

Pruning is essential to keeping trees, shrubs, and other plants healthy and beautiful. Not only does pruning keep plants from getting unwieldy and large, it also allows light and air to reach more branches, encourages fruit and blossom growth, removes diseased branches, and adds structural strength to plants. But many homeowners and gardeners feel overwhelmed by pruning. When is the right time to prune? How much should be removed? What's the difference between pinching and heading back? What tools should be used? How can a homeowner ensure that pruning ultimately enhances — and doesn't harm — the plant?
For all these questions and more, The Pruning Answer Book has the answer. Written by two highly respected garden writers with years of experience in providing pruning advice, this book is sure to become a tool as essential as the pruning shears themselves. With clear, concise advice, a browsable format, a friendly tone, and how-to illustrations, the book provides everything a homeowner needs to safely achieve attractive, long-lasting, and healthy plants.
The latest in Storey's enormously popular Answer Book series, The Pruning Answer Book demystifies the subject, helping even novices successfully prune a variety of woody plants — flowering trees, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, brambles, evergreens, vines, and groundcovers. Homeowners will feel as if they have a master arborist by their side, helping them bring out the best in their greenery. 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781603427104
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 661,212
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Penelope O’Sullivan is the author of numerous gardening books and contributor to many magazines, including Country Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home, and several Better Homes and Gardens special interest publications. She has a garden design business in New Hampshire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great book. Easy to use and follow directions for pruning. I recommend for any gardener.

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