Below are a few videos with useful tips by Casey on the art of pruning various trees and shrubs.
Pruning can be a daunting task but if done properly, it is enormously beneficial. Not only does the removal of dead, diseased or injured parts of plants invigorate and rejuvenate them, it also maintains and maximizes their health and aesthetic qualities, improves air circulation, minimizes the potential for pest damage, controls growth, encourages flower and fruit production, maintains shapes and forms, supports wildlife habitats and protects people and property.
Japanese Maple Upright
Japanese Maple Dissectum
Below is a useful link to the UGA Cooperative Extension
Founded in 1914 its purpose is to bring free, reliable research-based and user-friendly agricultural information based on the most up to date scientific research to the people of Georgia. This is achieved through a network of committed specialists, County agents and volunteers who share information and education in easily understood language on countless issues ranging from water quality to profitability in agribusiness, to commercial & home food safety, to lawn & garden Ornamentals, to family wellness and life skills to name but a few.
You’ll find everything you need to know about the Extension and what they offer on their comprehensive and informative website at.