The benefits of pruning and trimming your plants

Reasons why you should prune or trim your plants
Don Parker
Pruning has many benefits besides the obvious—controlling the shape and size of a plant. In the railroad garden, pruning is most often used to shape and open up small trees, especially evergreens, to make them look more mature and tree-like. Pruning in this way is benefited by a judicious eye and becomes more intuitive and easier with practice. However, there are other reasons for pruning you might want to consider.

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