Purpose of pruning plants

Purpose of pruning plants

Pruning is an essential horticultural practice that involves selectively removing specific parts of a plant, such as branches, leaves, or buds.

  1. Improve health and promote healthy growth by removing dead or overgrown branches.
  2. Maintain plants and landscapes, encouraging fruit and flower production.
  3. Safety/Protect your family and property by reducing the risk of storm damage from broken branches.
  4. Creates unfavorable microclimate for pests
  5. Ornamental characteristics: pruning helps shapes and maintain ornamental appeal.
  6. Clearance: proper pruning maintains clearance for vehicle and pedestrian traffic, clearance for power lines.
  7. Helps in air circulation in the branches
  8. Helps light penetration in the branches
  9. removing diseased branches or parts

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