Pruning in Alberta

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Pruning in Alberta takes the mystery out of pruning. This booklet shows you how to control and maintain your trees and shrubs without distorting their natural form and beauty.

Sections on:
    • pruning tools
    • plant terms
    • basic principles of pruning
    • pruning techniques
    • pruning various plants: deciduous, ornamental, evergreen, shrubs, roses, tree and bush fruit
You will also learn how to increase fruit harvest and improve flowering.

23 pages

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Table of contents
  • Pruning Tools
  • Plant Terms to Know
  • Basic Principles of Pruning
  • Pruning Techniques
  • Pruning Deciduous Ornamental Trees
  • Deciduous Tree recommendations
  • Pruning Evergreen Tress
  • Pruning Shrubs
  • Shrub Recommendations
  • Pruning Roses
  • Pruning Tree Fruit
  • Pruning Bush Fruit
  • Conclusion
  • Further Sources of Pruning Information
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This document is maintained by Jennifer Rutter.
This information published to the web on April 24, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 4, 2019.