Arbor Day Foundation offers best tree care advice in free pruning guide

Those who care about trees will find advice pruning and related topics in The National Arbor Day Foundation’s free booklet, “How To Prune Young Shade Trees.” From pruning in the early years of a tree’s life, to learning how to strengthen trees by removing branches, this illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers timely and practical tips.

“How a tree is pruned in its first few years of life will affect its shape, strength, and even lifespan,” said Arbor Day Foundation President John Rosenow. “People who value their trees will learn how to make them safer, more beautiful, healthier and easier to maintain with this guide and its step-by-step illustrations.”

Other tips in “How To Prune Young Shade Trees” cover the best ways to make a pruning cut, how to prune for form, and how to maintain a tree’s health by removing trouble spots. It also offers such basic advice as how to hold a pair of pruning shears and make cuts at the proper angle.

For your free copy, send your name and address to: How To Prune, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or go online at

From the May 31-June 6, 2006, issue

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