I have never understood the art of pruning. This of course never stopped me from actually ‘pruning’ my trees and shrubs. Every year I head out to my trees with clippers in hand and the whole time I am clipping I am saying, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m really sorry. I don’t know what I am doing so please forgive me.” I have never killed a tree because of the way I clip I just know there is a better more humane way to do it. The plants have always been very tolerant and managed to grow back in spite of my help.
After the class at Poly I can honestly say for the first time ever I did more pruning and less apologizing. I learned some very basic stuff that everyone should know before they are even allowed to purchase pruning shears.