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prune

(prūn),
The dried ripe fruit of Prunus domestica (family Rosaceae), a tree cultivated in warm, temperate regions; a food with laxative properties.

prune

(proon) [L. pruna]
A dried plum, rich in carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, that contains dihydroxyphenyl isatin, a laxative. Regular consumption may lead to dependence on its laxative properties.
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Batteries for the pruners can also be stored in a "hibernation" or sleep mode when the pruning season is over so battery life isn't compromised.
Tree pruners are pruning shears or a pruning saw attached to a long pole that will accept extensions or telescope--usual length is 6' to 12'.
We're giving away 10 sets of Medium and Long Reach Pruners, worth pounds 46.
The most likely culprit is a cerambycid beetle known commonly as the twig pruner, Elaphidionoides villosus.
In certain circumstances, the second harvest may begin within a very few months after the first, but this demands that the pruner attempt to select a second vigorous growth that has emerged two to three months after the first.
8ozs), these tough, non-rusting pruners have a clever ratchet action which mulitplies the power you exert, progressively cutting with the slightest pressure.
To win the title, Aguilar, 49, had to defeat top pruners from Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino and Marin counties.
In addition, these Wilkinson Sword hand pruners now come with a 10-year guarantee for complete peace of mind.
Extension pruners are also handy for shrub maintenance in landscapes.
Acacia protected from ants for two full growing seasons grew less dense, with 25 percent fewer branches than did trees with unimpeded pruners.
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Lightweight Woodzig power pruners, produced by the Oregon Cutting Systems Division of Blount Inc.