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Sometimes tree pruning goes wrong. Awfully wrong.

If you're not sure how to shape a tree or control its size, learn how – don't just guess. The Arbor Day Foundation lays out tree pruning basics on its website. Amongst the golden rules: never cut limbs back to stubs and never prune more than a quarter of a tree's crown. Instead, prune individual branches to promote attractive, healthy growth.

Another great way to learn is by viewing other peoples' mistakes. Okay, I'll admit it's kind of fun for a laugh, too. So check out my slideshow on how NOT to prune a tree.

How NOT to prune a tree(click thumbnails to view gallery)

Nightmare on Elm StreetThe French Clip: not just for poodles.


  • caglar

    Pruning is useful and needed for trees but it is also not easy to do that. Thanks to all who informs people about it, i also found a helpful guide about it :

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