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 » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

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 »

Mimosas should be pruned in February or March, during the dormant period. When trimmed during this time, new growth will not be affected. However, light pruning can be done any time of year. More »

Some tree trimming tips include only trimming during the tree's dormant season, never removing more than one-quarter of the tree's crown in a season, and trimming the tree branches just above the branch collar. The branc... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Sapwood is the living, outer portion of a woody stem or branch, while heartwood is the dead, inner wood. All wood starts as sapwood, then turns to heartwood as a tree ages. More »

The Norwegian maple tree, also known as the Norway maple, has one characteristic that distinguishes it from other types of maple trees: When one of its leaf stems is broken, the stem exudes a white, milky sap. The Norweg... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Take bay tree cuttings from the end of the stem in the summer when you find the wood green and pliable. You need the following items before you begin: a bucket of water, a clear plastic bag, coarse sand, 8-inch wooden st... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes