Large Branch Pruning

My neighbor recently pruned some branches off his tree and left stubs several inches long. Two branches snapped while pruning . . .

Get Plants Ready for Winter

Question: I am new to this area and am not sure what I should do to prepare my plants for winter. I have planted several fruit trees, roses and perennial flowers this year. I see my neighbor irrigating everything. Is that a good idea?

Fall Pruning

Question: I read recently that fall is a good time to prune trees and shrubs. I have a variety of plants which need attention. What can I prune now?