The removal of raoss from fniit trees, as well M tlicir juriicious pruning, is of great importanco to thoiv liealth, tliis growth bcing not only detrimental to tlio vigor of tli' tree, but also serving as a oonvenient hiding-place for injuiious insects. lts eradieation may bc accomplislied by flrst scraping off carofully and Ihon covering the places whore it grew with a tliin paste of equal parts of piaster and pottrrs' cl;iy, in water. Tlu; raoss will disappear and the bark of the tree beeomo sinooth and hcalthy. Dead and broken Hinbs, suckers, etc, should also be romoved annuully, and the head of the tree ilwayskopt open to air and light. l'runin-r is nsutilly dono late in tlio fall or but inany hortieulturists now recommend the latter part of summcr as the fitting time.