Just in time- an article on pruning! I like to read on a subject before I get started, just to brush up on the pointers and to get any new ideas . This article ahs some tips on pruning evergreens. When I first moved here I planted a number of new evergreens, I cut off the growing ends of the side boughs for Christmas wreaths. Bad me. It didn’t made a terrible difference, but now I know better.
I had put some mugho pines in at my church, then one year, to my horror, I saw that someone had cut those poor things waaaaay back. The pine never recovers from that, and those plants were subsequently removed once it was apparent that they were dead skeletal remainders of a well-meaning, but poorly informed individual.
I am glad I never found out who that was….