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  • How-To

    Basic Pruning Tools

    New to pruning? Antonio Reis, assistant editor at Fine Gardening magazine, shows you the tools you’ll need to get started maintaining your trees and shrubs. There’s no need to spend…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Climbing Roses

    Pruning climbing roses stimulates growth and flowering, and removes dead, weak or sickly canes that can drain energy from the rose and encourage disease. In this video, Peter Kukielski, curator…

  • How-To

    Pruning Conifers for Health

    One reason to like conifers is that they generally require little pruning. Still, it is occasionally necessary to prune these plants to improve appearance and/or to prevent future problems. It's…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Firs, Douglas Firs, and Spruces

    Learn how to prune evergreen single-needle conifers such as spruces, firs, and Douglas firs in this video with Bert Cregg, an associate professor in the horticulture and forestry departments at…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Arborvitae, Junipers, and False Cypress

      Conifers with fanlike needles include arborvitae, junipers, and chamaecyparis. These are found in the cypress family (Cupressus spp. and cvs.), Learn how to prune these conifers in this video with Bert…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Pine Trees

      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. These trees have a…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Hydrangea Bushes

    Even the most experienced gardeners can be confused by pruning hydrangeas. Some are cut back in late summer; others are pruned in the spring or fall. And how do you…

  • Article

    Removing Root Suckers

    Root suckers are vigorous vertical stems that ruin a tree's appearance. They also compete with, and eventually overgrow, tree trunks. In this video, Lee Reich, author of The Pruning Book,…

  • How-To

    Root Pruning Container Plants

    If your container plant is rootbound—or just growing a little too vigorously for your liking—it may be a candidate for a process called root pruning. Watch as Lee Reich, author…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Floribunda Roses

    Pruning roses stimulates growth and flowering, and it removes dead, weak, or sickly canes that can drain energy from the roses and encourage disease. In this video, Peter Kukielski, curator…