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JoeAtRU
02-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Ted Szczawinski, NJ Certified Tree Expert, says these are the factors that effect long term plant health and structure:


Age (juvenile, mature, or senescent)
Condition (poor, fair, or good)
Genus and Species (conifer, deciduous, or evergreen)
Growth form/habit and characteristics (fruit, flower, trait)
Purpose in the landscape (ornamental, shade, screening, fruit)
Perspective of person conducting the pruning (amateur or expert)
Timing of pruning (actively growing, transition or dormant)

Do you know any others?

Tree Pruning, February 20 (NJ) (http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/landscape/arboriculture_tree_care.html)