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Millen Garden Club Jenkins County Ag Center September 11, 2012 Pruning.

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1 Millen Garden Club Jenkins County Ag Center September 11, 2012 Pruning

2 Why Prune?

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8 Three T’s for Proper Pruning  Using the appropriate TOOL  Using the correct TECHNIQUE  Pruning at the right TIME

9 Loppers Scissor-cut Anvil-cut Hand Pruners

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11 Pole Pruner

12 Basic Principle of Pruning Most re-growth occurs within 6 to 8 inches of the cut to 8 inches of the cut Apical Dominance Auxin

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14 Formal Hedge Pruning Planting Year 1 Year 2 Year in.

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16 PruningTechnique Heading Thinning

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21 Crepe Myrtle Pruning Before Pruning After Pruning

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25 Renewal Pruning Never do renewal pruning in fall or early winter Do renewal pruning 4 to 6 weeks before spring growth begins

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27 Year 1: Remove half the growth Thinning and heading cuts Year 2: Remove other half of old wood Shrub is now smaller Renewal Pruning

28 Do Not Severely Prune Conifers (Pine, Spruce, Juniper) Boxwood

29 DeciduousTreePruning

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31 Making the Cut A: just above a bud, slight angle B: too wide an angle C: too far from the bud D: too close the bud RightWrong

32 Pruning Influences Growth Habit

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36 Removing a large branch Jump Cut

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38 Prune just outside the branch collar

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41 PruningConifers

42 PruningBroadleafEvergreenTrees

43 Spring vs. Summer Flowering Prune spring-flowering plants after they bloom Prune summer- flowering plants before new growth begins

44 Spring Flowering Plants  Azalea  Forsythia  Oakleaf Hydrangea  Flowering Cherry  Flowering Quince  Dogwood  Redbud  Rhododendron  Bradford Pear  Wisteria

45 Summer Flowering Plants Crapemyrtle Glossy Abelia Goldenrain Tree Rose-of-Sharon (Althea) Nandina Shrub Roses Sweetshrub

46 Questions?


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