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Re: pruning question

One tip that has stuck with me from a pruning talk is to hold up your hand, then bend down the little finger and the ring finger. Now the 3 fingers left are your tool to know which is the strong and the weak crotch angle. The thumb and the first finger represent a good strong angle. The pointer finger and the middle finger represent a weak angle. He gave lots of reasons why that is so... like the first one has more room for cells... but really all I retained is which one is a good angle and which one you should try to prune out.
I hope that made sense!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 7:37 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] pruning question

Well grab your favorite pruning shears and come on down :)

LOL! If you think that tree needs pruning, you should see another one! I am
seriously thinking of digging it out and trashing it since it is a very
small tree. A storm last year about took it out. It lost so many branches I
should have put it out of it's misery then.


Pruning is one of my favorite garden chores.
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