Pruning is a method to improve the growth and appearance of a plant.
It helps to maintain health and vigour of a plant.
The pruning isdone mainly to maintain plant health, train the plant, improves the quality of flowers, fruit, foliage or stems and to restrict the growth.
Pruning can actually be done at any time of the year; times vary with different plants (done during the dormant period of a plants growth).
Pruning during the dormant period minimizes sap loss and subsequent stress to the plant.
It will minimize fungal infection or insect infestation.
After the pruning plants should be provided with good nourishment.
Different plants required different types of pruning.
Hedges are maintained by hedge trimming, rather than by pruning.
Young shrubs should be pruned lightly to make them grow fuller and bushier.
Trees can be pruned according to the requirements.
According to the type of plants to be pruned different tools are available.