Types of pruning

Many plants need some trimming in order to renew themselves and regain strength, but the trimming will depend on the species, as well as the time in which the pruning is done.

There are different types of pruning and today we will review the most frequent ones in order to know the map of possibilities to execute according to the characteristics and needs of each plant.

formation pruning

One of the most common pruning is formation pruning, which helps trees and shrubs achieve a strong and stable structure . It consists of eliminating the parts of the plant that do not serve to sustain the specimen over time in the correct way, removing energy. In many cases, training pruning includes the use of metal or wooden guides to guide the branches of the plant.

formation pruning


To develop the plant and reduce volume at the same time, pinching is very common , which is a pruning in which small cuts are made to the youngest branches , lowering the shoots a few centimeters. This helps new lateral branches to develop and the plant to have more and more volume and strength.

sanitation pruning

Then there is the pruning that serves to remove the parts of the plant that are damaged . It is called sanitation pruning and with it dry or broken branches are removed.

These are the three most frequent prunings, which are applied to numerous species when what is sought is the correct development of plants and trees. Then there are the more specific prunings that are carried out only in some species, such as fruiting or flowering pruning.

Types of pruning

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