Sometimes reaching for your hand snips to prune is way more relaxing than firing up noisy power shears. Just last week I had a request to bring an Euonymus shrub down into a mound. Sure! I grabbed my hand snips and did it in a flash.
You can read the details in this blog post, where I detail the advantages of hand pruning and share a few pro tips.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT