The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers

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How, when, and where to prune? The questions that beset every gardener never change, but the solutions do.

The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers
recommends the best pruning techniques and practices. This unique encyclopedic treatment details the best pruning methods for more than 450 genera of trees, shrubs, conifers, and woody climbers. The A-Z format covers several thousand species, yet remains a manageable and practical reference. Kirkham clearly explains the reasons behind pruning techniques as well as how to apply them.

If you are looking for the ultimate reference on pruning, make it this substantially expanded classic.

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In this expansion of the 1972 classic by a late horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (published by Faber and Faber Ltd.), Kew's head of Arboretum and Horticultural Services updates pruning principles, nomenclature, the section on pruning for wildlife, tool appendix, and glossary. An A-Z covers techniques illustrated with diagrams for about 450 genera. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, OR : Timber Press, c2004.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780881926132
Characteristics: 338 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kirkham, Tony

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