Pruning Made Easy. Lewis Hill

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Pruning Made Easy : A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees 

Trusted nurseryman and author Lewis Hill helps readers overcome their fears with one of the most authoritative and complete pruning manuals available. Hill outlines the many reasons for pruning and explains the different methods used for each purpose. Over 300 two-color illustrations.


Proper pruning will keep your landscape beautiful and thriving year after year. This authoritative guide includes more than 300 step-by-step illustrations to clearly demonstrate the correct pruning procedures for a variety of trees, shrubs, hedges, vines, and flowers. Lewis Hill offers expert advice on when, how, and why each type of plant should be pruned, safety considerations, and techniques for maintaining your pruning tools. Encouraging you to get creative, Hill even shows you how to shape your own topiaries and train espaliers.

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

224 pages
8 1-2 x 11
10.9 in H | 8.5 in W | 0.6 in T
1 Reasons to Prune

2 Tools and Equipment

3 Pruning Methods

4 Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

5 Shade Trees

6 Pruning Evergreens

7 Pruning Hedges

8 Artistic Pruning

9 Pruning Fruit Trees

10 Pruning Small Fruits

11 Nut Trees

12 Vines and Ground Covers

13 Garden Plants and Houseplants

14 Bonsai