Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Handbook on Pruning


A helpful special edition handbook on the under-appreciated art and pseudoscience of pruning plants put out by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

This compact volume provides perspectives from many an old-time gardener, teaching one to embrace asymmetry, identify whether or not intended cuts are to benefit more your aesthetic preferences or the health of the plant in question, the proper tools to have on hand – all in illuminating and easy to understand language. Features special sections on pruning brambles, fruit trees, desert plants, and more.

Soft cover with black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Edition: 1981. Plants & Gardens vol. 37, no. 2.

Condition: Very good vintage.

Measures ~5"x8". 68 pages.