After the builders have gone

The suburbs are expanding, with new properties mushrooming all over the place. After construction work has been finished, the builders will only clear up the site and level off the ground, at most. So it is down to the new owners to face the challenge of tidying up and planting the plot. Some new home owners are lucky enough to buy a new property with lawn and several trees installed; however, their joy is often short-lived.

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Pines: pruning and training

Healthy pines, growing in a sunny location, have a shape which is characteristic of the genus. Their crowns are sparse, which is natural. Pines do not become any denser when pruned, since they have no dormant buds; they also do not respond to rejuvenating in the way that deciduous trees would. Only dry or damaged branches can be pruned out.

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