Cutting Class

Schultz, Warren
February 1997
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p37
The article discusses the benefits of pruning. Gardeners most often prune to optimize fruit size and color, to reshape a tree or control its size, or to remove diseased and damaged wood. Pruning interrupts growth hormone flow to the growth tip, breaking apical dominance and encouraging branching. Fruit trees can be pruned in the summer to stimulate more fruiting.


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