Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

The Art of Pruning


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above left: Chris Hilgert demonstrates the 3-cut method to Devon Henry and Lynn McLaughlin while Sheriff Danny Glick observes.

I've always been a little bit envious of those people with the beautifully manicured yards. Especially the trees and shrubs. I know I'll never have that because it just doesn't fit my lifestyle or the yard that I want, but I'm still just a touch envious. Although my yard is primarily buffalo grass with a little bit of fescue thrown in for good measure, the trees and shrubs could still use some help. Yes, they've needed pruning for several years, but, frankly, I've been a bit afraid to touch them. Pruning is a task that, once done, can't be undone. And, well, it scared me.

Two weeks ago, I...

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