previous
  • Pick Plants for Fragrance
    Pick Plants for Fragrance
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
    Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
  • Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
    Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
  • 20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
    20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
  • 10 Combinations for Shade
    10 Combinations for Shade
  • 3 Ways to Design with Containers
    3 Ways to Design with Containers
  • Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
  • NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
    NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
  • Rex Begonias
    Rex Begonias
  • Planting the Right Way
    Planting the Right Way
  • Homegrown / Homemade
    Homegrown / Homemade
  • Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
    Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
  • Plant Finder: Spring Plants
    Plant Finder: Spring Plants
  • Black Plants Done Right
    Black Plants Done Right
  • Using Containers as Elements of a Design
    Using Containers as Elements of a Design
  • Building Better Borders
    Building Better Borders
  • DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
  • 10 Seed-Starting Tips
    10 Seed-Starting Tips
  • Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
    Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
  • How to Grow Mustard
    How to Grow Mustard
  • Garden Design Basics
    Garden Design Basics
  • Go Green on the Patio
    Go Green on the Patio
next

Pruning Pines

Trim these conifers when they are actively growing

Length: 4:44

Pines (Pinus spp. and cvs.), whether they are trees or shrubs, should be pruned during active shoot growth because this will allow sufficient time for the shoot to produce a new set of buds for next year’s growth. The current year’s new shoots, or "candles," can be cut with hand pruners or pinched off to the desired length. Learn how to prune evergreen pines in this video with Bert Cregg, an associate professor in the horticulture and forestry departments at Michigan State University.

Shot by: Kate Geruntho Frank; Edited by: Cari Delahanty