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Tree & Shrub Pruning Naperville Community Gardens March 5, 2012 Stan Holat Autumn Tree email@example.com
3-Cut Branch Removal
Why do we prune? Aesthetics Risk Reduction Plant Health Plant Growth Rate Tree structure-Subordinate Pruning
Full length before
Close up before
Close up before 2
Close up after
Close up reverse side
Full length after
Procedure 1.Choose straightest leader to remain. 2.Look for location to cut down to (1/2 of the length) 3.Try to keep the current shape. 4.Remove smaller competing branches.
Deciduous Shrub Pruning
Shrub Pruning Guidelines Know your shrubs Desired form Arrangement
Know your shrubs Species Cultivar/variety Characteristics History Site
Shrub Form Formal Natural
Arrangement Hedge Foundation Grouped
Methods of shrub pruning Shearing/Shaping Heading Renewal Rejuvenation
Shearing/Shaping Formal Higher Maintenance Caution of “dead zone” Foliage Shell Insect problems?
Hedge Tapering Bottoms must be wider than top to allow sunlight to lower branches to keep them green
Heading Maintain existing form Thinning and cutting back to laterals
Heading Heading to maintain size Heading cut
Renewal Pruning Stimulates new growth throughout shrub Remove older stems Prune out 1/3 rd each winter
Rejuvenation Cut ALL stems low
Plant Material maintenance
Pruning Tools Hand clippers Scissor type Snapcut type Pruning shears Loppers Pruning saw.
Pruning is… The term used for the selective removal or reduction of certain plant parts. Pruning ranges from removing selected parts or removal of huge.
Mrs. Halkiades Fall Lead Branch Is the most important branch Dominant over other branches Scaffold Branches Other branches (besides the lead branch)
Pruning Trees Why do we prune trees? For the tree’s health
Pruning Sheila Dunning. What is Pruning? Removal of plant parts –Shoots, branches, fronds, flowers Improve health Control growth Influence flowering &
Pruning Trees and Shrubs Jeff Schalau and Ursula Schuch University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.
Techniques of Pruning Unit 33 Introduction Horticulture.
Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs George Driever Area IPM Specialist.
Horticulture II - Landscape UNIT C LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE.
ROP Nursery/Greenhouse & ROP Landscape Maintenance
PRINCIPLES FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE AND DISEASE IN PLANTATION FORESTS.
Cove Creek Gardens’ Interactive Resource Center Garden Internship Program Welcome To the PowerPoint Training for the.
Maintenance of Landscape Maintain newly planted plants in a given environment Prune ornamental plants to maintain an attractive landscape.
4 Reasons for Pruning -Safety -Health -Aesthetics -Production.
Techniques of Pruning. 1. To remove dead, diseased, insect-infested, or broken branches. 2. To change the size or proportion of the plant. 3. To develop.
Landscape maintenance. Regular maintenance Soil maintenance –pH and nutrient testing & maintenance –Amending –Weed control Plant maintenance –Irrigation.
Prepared by: Ann Koenig, Jon Skinner, Missouri Department of Conservation Anti-Topping Campaign in Missouri.
6.00 Apply procedures to maintain landscapes and landscape equipment Apply procedures to prune, fertilize and mulch landscape plants.
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