Essential Pruning Techniques: Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers
Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias.
New York Times
Pruning is an indispensable part of garden maintenance, but it is also one of the most difficult. Successful pruning requires a thorough knowledge of a plant’s growth and flowering habits. In Essential Pruning Techniques Tony Kirkham—the head of the arboretum and gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—shares his decades of knowledge and expertise and expands on the groundbreaking work done by George E. Brown. Step-by-step photographs clearly show the general principles of pruning, and profiles of 379 woody plants include advice on habit, attributes, reasons for pruning, and the best time to prune. Essential Pruning Techniques is a must-have reference for home gardeners and professionals.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 404 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8½ x 11 in. (280 x 215 mm.)
- Images: 698 color photos, 7 illustrations
- ISBN-10: 160469288X
- ISBN-13: 9781604692884
- Product code: 689288
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"Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias."
—New York Times Book Review
"An even more excellent text for shaping trees, shrubs, and conifers."
"Pruning is perhaps the gardening task that worries gardeners most and this blend of age-old wisdom and new techniques has solutions for most pruning dilemmas—for that, this book is priceless."
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