The Good Gardener

The Good Gardener

For healthy trees–

Cut out the dead
branches damaged
········by frost or storm.

Eliminate the crossing limbs
········that rub bark raw and
········defenseless to disease.

Keep the center open
········for air and sun.

Use by-pass pruners
to make cuts clean,
·················angled slightly
at the stem collar
········for better healing.

How, though, to prune
········for a healthy heart?

May, 2017