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Pruning is a gardening job that is often neglected because gardeners are not exactly sure what to do. Shown is pruning technique known as “thinning out,” which involves removal of shoots or branches at their point of origin to a branch fork or the main trunk.

Pruning is a gardening job that is often neglected because gardeners are not very sure about how to prune, when to prune, and even why pruning is done.

Now is an excellent time to evaluate your landscape for pruning that needs to be done, since many plants can be pruned now through February.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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Kelly Naschke

Thanks Dr. Johnson. I look forward to seeing your column every week.
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