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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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While Oncor urges consumers to not prune near high voltage power lines, homeowners are responsible for pruning near service lines that run from the pole to the meter on their house.
The most suitable subjects for earlier pruning are hybrid teas and floribundas, although with the change in nomenclature they are more likely to be sold today as modern shrub roses, large flowered, and clustered.
Most clematis you buy in garden centres will be marked with the specific group and pruning instructions should be included, but if you are in doubt ask one of the staff.
Many hybrid clematis,for instance, need pruning in late winter or early spring,cutting the stems off close to ground level.
Be sure you check some references about the procedures for pruning overgrown and ancient apple trees.
If you look at some older books on gardening, you will see the recommendation that you paint pruning cuts with bitumen or a fungicide-containing preparation.
For many plants pruning is quite simple, needing just the removal of dead, diseased or damaged wood, a process that occurs naturally when weak or dying branches are torn off by the wind, browsed by animals or reduced by fire.
In traditional pruning, after the first dormant pruning, relatively few shoots below the terminal bud usually break dormancy and grow, but those that do, grow more vigorously than shoots in unpruned trees.
One general rule that gardeners follow is that after the middle of February is the time to begin winter pruning of fruit trees and shrubs.
The Nicosia municipality initially issued an announcement explaining that the pruning was deemed necessary, as the trees' roots were damaging pavements, water pipes, underground cables and nearby structures.
You don't need to have done any pruning until now to allow the plant to establish itself, but to maintain vigour and good fruiting it will benefit from annual pruning from now on.
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT - Pruning standard apple trees NOW is the time to prune your standard apple trees to keep them in shape, allow in more light and reduce the amount of fruit they carry, which will result in larger, tastier, better quality fruits.