When you're doing pruning work, stubs should never be left. Always cut back to side chute or branch. Stubs will die back, creating an entry area for disease and insects. In this two-part tree pruning tutorial, you'll receive advice on using proper pruning techniques so as to ensure healthy, balanced growth over time.
Discover some pruning problems that affect your Burning Bush (Euonymous alatus), Rhododendron and Privet.