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  • November 25, 2019
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The one thing that virtually all pruning jobs have in common is providing clearance pruning That means trimming trees and shrubs back from walkways, driveways, or cutting them off of structures, such as the house, garage, shed, etc It is the most basic type of pruning, and is the one thing that...

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  • December 3, 2018
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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...

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  • December 3, 2018
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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...

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  • December 3, 2018
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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...

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  • September 2, 2018
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Weigela florida Some varieties of weigela are marginally hardy in central Alberta, and it is uncommon in the landscape  On the rare occasion when I do see a specimen in a client’s yard, it usually looks pretty dismal I trialled a couple different varieties the past couple years, and my...