pruning

Reducing thuja, a battered look for a year, before bursting back!

Thuja, or Arborvitae, is a long-living tree that just keeps growing. If you miss a few pruning seasons, you’ll have to cut it back hard! Here’s what Michel experienced. Read also: Planting and caring for thuja Evergreen hedges, a good idea? Hedge pruning, timing, tips A short note before beginning, from Michel himself: I think […]
Large thuja needing to be cut back heavily

Pruning trees and shrubs

Sometimes, it’s better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden, learn why to prune and the do’s and don’ts of pruning.
Pruned grapevine with a drop of sap oozing out

Pruning English rose trees

Pruning English roses is an essential step in order to expect beautiful blooming and nice roses in summer.
Pruning English roses

In March, prune your roses!

March, near the end of winter, is the ideal month to prune your climbing, bush, and repeat-blooming rose trees… Let us tell you why.
How to prune rose trees in winter and why

Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.

Pruning apple and pear trees

Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree and an apple tree.
Apple and pear trees have damaged branches that must be removed.

Fruit-inducing pruning

Fruit inducing pruning is an important step in the growth of your fruit tree and gives you control over its productivity.
A young lady prunes an apple tree to spur fruit-bearing.

Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
winter-pruning-pear-apple-trees

Pruning boxwood, know it all

Running contrary to popular belief, the pruning of boxwood is actually very easy, and doesn’t endanger your shrub in the least. Pruning boxwood is a practice that
Boxwood pruning

Espalier and palmette pruning for apple and pear trees (+video)

Apple and pear trees are regularly pruned to promote fruit-bearing, but did you know that shapes like palmette or espalier are more adapted to trees planted along a line or set against a wall? Here is a video on how to easily prune your fruit trees into palmette or espalier. Read more ►

Best practices while pruning

Pruning is tantamount to surgery for trees and shrubs. You’ll want to protect them from diseases by ensuring it’s performed perfectly. This video will share how to prepare your tools in just a few minutes. Read more ►
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