Archive: December, 2018

How Much Should I Cut?

Posted by shane - December 3, 2018 - Uncategorized

There are two rules of thumbs I live by in my pruning work: less is more, and, do what’s needed.  Sometimes a lot of pruning is required, but doing less would not achieve the required result.  I teach my staff that they should prune with accountability in mind.  That is, every cut they make should […]

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Ladders

Posted by shane - December 3, 2018 - Uncategorized

You can tell whether or not you’re dealing with a serious ornamental pruners by the selection of ladders on their truck.  I have several types of ladders in my arsenal: several orchard ladders, two extension ladders, a pair of sawhorses, and the “secret weapon,” which is a 2” tall platform ladder.  Orchard Ladders You can […]

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What Tools Do I Use?

Posted by shane - December 3, 2018 - Uncategorized

If you want to make the best cuts, it’s important to have quality tools.  This doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune, but a few extra dollars spent on excellent pruning tools will not only make your work easier, more enjoyable, and more attractive, but you’ll make cleaner cuts, which benefits the plants […]

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