Pruning techniques


The techniques of selectively removing parts of trees and plants to foster better growth and regeneration.

Alternative labels

range of pruning techniques
plant trimming techniques
types of pruning techniques
range of plant trimming techniques
typology of pruning techniques
techniques for pruning
plant trimming regimes
plant trimming methods

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Pruning techniques is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Horticulture production team leader: Horticulture production team leaders are responsible for leading and working with a team. They organise daily work schedules for the production of horticulture crops and participate in the production.

Horticulture production manager: Horticultural production managers plan the production, manage the enterprise and participate in the production
Landscape gardener: Landscape gardeners plan, construct, renovate and maintain parks, gardens and public green spaces.

Optional knowledge

Pruning techniques is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Horticulture worker: Horticulture workers carry out practical activities and assist in nurseries or greenhouses for the production of horticultural crops.
Garden labourer: Garden labourers perform simple tasks in cultivating and maintaining flowers, trees and shrubs. This work can take place in either parks or private gardens.
Groundsman/groundswoman: Groundsmen/groundswomen provide landscape and lawn services and maintain grounds for private households, commercial and public facilities, schools, hotels, botanical gardens, golf courses, parks and athletic fields.

Basketmaker: Basketmakers use stiff fibres to manually weave objects such as containers, baskets, mats and furniture. They use various traditional techniques and materials according to the region and the intended use of the object.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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