To prune a banana tree, allow the stalk to produce fruit until it is ripe. The ideal moment to harvest bananas is when they turn light green. Cut the fruit with a sharp knife, and remove the stalk from the plant by cutti... More »

Pruning small trees is relatively easy and the method involves making several cuts on the branch part of the stem collar. One very important aspect when pruning trees is to protect the main trunk or stem of the tree whil... More »

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If a globe willow has lost its original shape, it should gradually be pruned back into shape over a few years to minimize the shock from pruning. To prune a globe willow properly, you need a bucket, denatured alcohol, wa... More »

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Care for a banana tree during the winter by trimming and covering the tree to protect it from colder weather. Banana trees require protection of their underground rhizomes during the winter. Protecting the pseudo stem al... More »

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Care for a banana tree in the winter by cutting back banana stems and leaves prior to the first frost and covering the remaining crown with heavy mulch. Alternatively, move hardy banana trees to containers, and keep them... More »

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Careful pruning of a pear tree improves the yield of fruit produced by allowing more sunlight to reach the center of the tree, increasing air circulation and supporting the health of the tree. Late winter pruning produce... More »

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The majority of pear trees will produce fruit within the fourth to sixth year of growth. The rate is based on the tree's age, the type of pear tree, the climate, care provided to the tree and any pests or disease infecti... More »