Pruning is necessary to regulate and control growth and to encourage the flowering and fruiting of trees and shrubs. To prune well, gardeners must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the attributes, growth and flowering habits of the plants under their care and of the effects likely to be
produced by making the cut. All this and more is covered by Tony Kirkham, who shares decades of
knowledge and expertise in this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide. It offers up-to-date pruning advice
for 379 woody plants, step-by-step instruction on the latest techniques and practices, and specific advice for addressing climate challenges.