After reading your article, which was vague in that a Smoke Tree can be pruned in early spring or fall, how far down to the ground are you supposed to prune the tree? Living in Las Vegas, I would think it should be pruned in fall, but I found one article that said 5 inches from the ground, which doesn't sound right to me. I want it to get fuller for spring. Should I just cut each tall limb back a foot or 2 in order to get twice the branches next spring? How about pruning an Australian Bottle Tree and Japanese Blueberry Tree?