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The Principles and Practice of Pruning

Nature volume 101, pages 101102 (11 April 1918) | Download Citation



THE author of this work makes the following statement in his introduction: “Pruning, demands a knowledge of plant physiology. Unless the pruner has a working knowledge of how plants grow, he will be unable to prune intelligently and to secure the desired results.” It is a matter for regret, therefore, that the chapter on plant physiology, with which the book opens, should be inferior to the later chapters, which deal in a clear and useful manner with the practical aspects of pruning. Readers with little or no knowledge of plant physiology would, however, be apt to find the treatment of the subject in this chapter somewhat involved and confusing.

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