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Techniques in pruning can vary depending on the species to be treated. The method is the first choice to make: the cut can be done by shortening the branches, trimming the tops, cutting the leaves, and the folding can be performed turning the branches, dressing, and thinning the fruits from the plants. Whenever a pruning is performed the consequences must be taken in consideration. Each technique is performed in order to get a specific result. In fact, trimming, leaving some buds or trimming leaving no buds, for example will affect the future of the plants.
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Depending on the purposes and the type of pruning, such as formation pruning, maintenance pruning, production and so on, other than techniques and purposes, you should take in consideration the timing. There are not precise periods to trim, but you have to have in mind why you are about to prune. The winter season is the ideal time to prune your plants because they tend to rest without getting affected by the cutting of branches or leaves. When pruning is done during the summer, it is generally done to trim leaves and fruits. Some plants need a specific pruning session before the fructifying period, others need to be trimmed once they are done with the production, and ornamental plants need to be pruned whenever they are going out of the original shape or when they need to be refreshed and rejuvenated.
Pruning needs tools, of course. Shears, pruning machines for big crops, scissors, saws, hatchets are all you need. Depending on which plants you are about to prune, the results you would like to get and other characteristics, be sure you will use the correct tool in order to keep both yourself and the plant safe. In fact, if the pruning is done correctly, you will soon see the benefits appearing on your plant, otherwise, you will see the worst consequences, like parasites or diseases, attacking your plants, attracted by the frailty of the plant itself.